Organic acids (urine)
Organic acid analysis identifies many compounds that are intermediates of numerous metabolic pathways and are used in the investigation and follow up of a number of inherited metabolic diseases. It is also done as part of a urine metabolic screen.
|Turn Around||18 days. Please contact the Biochemical Genetics laboratory for enquiries regarding urgent samples (0113 2064256).|
|Send to||Specialist Laboratory Medicine
St James hospital
|Collection Con||Minimum volume:1.5 – 5.0 mL (dependent on creatinine)
Instructions for lab: Send to Block 46. If storage required (overnight or over the weekend) store refrigerated at 2-8ºC.
Please discuss with Biochemical Genetics lab prior to rejecting any samples.
|Sample REQ||Plain urine. Boric acid samples must NOT be used.|
|Ref. Range Notes||Descriptive report of results is provided. Contact Biochemical Genetics laboratory for further advice if required.
|Telepath||Urine organic acids: ORGU1J, Creatinine: CREU1J|
|ICE Codes||Urine organic acids: JORGU|