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Organic Acids [inc Orotic Acid] (Random Urine)

Alias: UOA, OA, pyroglutamic acid, orotic acid

Discipline: Clinical Chemistry

Test information: Used as part of the metabolic screening investigations into the causes of unexplained metabolic crisis (metabolic acidosis, hyperammonaemia, hypoglycaemia etc). Used in the investigation and diagnosis of suspected fatty acid oxidation defects, organic acidaemias and aminoacidopathies. Includes detection of pyroglutamic acid and orotic acid.

Specimen Type(s)
  • Urine;
Other Acceptable Specimen Type(s)
N/A
Specimen Container - Adult
  • Plain Universal / Yellow Top Monovette;
Specimen Container - Paediatric
  • Plain Universal;
Analytes
  • N/A;
Part of a test profile?
No
Volume (min) of sample to be sent to laboratory
5ml
Patient Preparation, Sample Handling and Transport
Please provide full clinical details. Nappies are not accepted.
Maximum add on time
No add ons.
Units and Reference Ranges / Interpretation
Please see the report.
UKAS number
8071
UKAS accredited test?
Yes
Comments
N/A

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Last updated: 07-06-2024