The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust



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.

Tube Plain Universal
ID 29980
Availability Weekdays
Turn Around 18 days
Send to Specialist Laboratory Medicine
Block 46
St James hospital
Beckett Street
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.
Frequency Daily
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.
Units µmol/mmol creatinine
Telepath Quantitative urine amino acids (1): QAAU1J
ICE Codes Quantitative urine amino acids: LATCU