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Organic Acids, Urine

Test Code:

BC6150U

Synonym(s):

 

Specimen Container

Wide mouth sterile container

Specimen Requirement

Urine
3 mL - 10 mL

Specimen Storage / Transport

Fresh urine and no preservative. Please send with a separate ice pack.

Method

 

Orderable as STAT?

No

Turn Around Time

5 working days

Reference Value(s)

 

Testing Laboratory Location

KKH

Laboratory

Biochemical Genetics lab

Contact Number

6394 8728

Day and Time Performed

Mon – Fri: 0900 hrs– 1800 hrs
Last specimen receipt time is at 1730 hrs.

Orderable on CPOE?

Yes

Downtime Form

Additional Information

​Useful For ​Detecting a variety of inherited metabolic disorders, including the classical organic acidaemias, fatty acid oxidation disorders, urea cycle defects and some amino acidopathies.
Clinical Indication​
  • Metabolic crisis (acidosis, hypoglycaemia, hyperammonaemia)
  • Clinical features of systemic intoxication
  • Unexplained hepatopathy
  • Ketonuria, cytopenia
Interpretation ​ ​Having an abnormal organic acid profile is not sufficient to conclude a particular disorder. Interpretation is based on correlation of positive and negative findings as well as the overall pattern in the profile.
  
For URGENT analysis, contact the Biochemical Genetics laboratory at 6394 8728 or the Lead Scientist at 8388 8741 to discuss.
 
If sent after office hours, Urine will be stored in Clinical Laboratory -20°C freezer.

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Keywords

Organic Acids, urine BC6150U
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