A key intermediate in the formation of cephalins; formed in the liver and the brain by phosphorylation of the amino acid ethanolamine. Useful in the diagnosis of hypophosphatasia which may cause hypercalcaemia, dental problems or skeletal dysplasia.
|Turn Around||18 days|
|Send to||Specialist Laboratory Medicine
St James hospital
|Collection Con||Minimum volume: 1.5 mL
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||Urine. Please request urine amino acids and state phosphoethanolamine or ?hypophosphatasia in clinical details.|
|Ref. Range Notes||Age related referenge range supplied on the report as appropriate. Contact Biochemical Genetics laboratory for further advice if required.
|Telepath||Quantitative urine amino acids (1): QAAU1J|
|ICE Codes||Quantitative urine amino acids: LATCU|