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Amino acids (CSF)

Alias: glycine, threonine, serine & alanine.

Discipline: Clinical Chemistry

Test information: Diagnosis of nonketotic hyperglycinaemia (NKH), and disorders of serine biosynthesis. CSF amino acids profile includes glycine, threonine, serine & alanine.

Specimen Type(s)
  • Cerebrospinal fluid;
Other Acceptable Specimen Type(s)
N/A
Specimen Container - Adult
  • Plain Universal;
Specimen Container - Paediatric
  • Plain Universal;
Analytes
  • N/A;
Part of a test profile?
No
Volume (min) of sample to be sent to laboratory
At least 25ul.
Patient Preparation, Sample Handling and Transport
Please request plasma amino acids, with the sample to be taken at the same time as the CSF.
Maximum add on time
No add ons.
Units and Reference Ranges / Interpretation
See the report.
UKAS number
8071
UKAS accredited test?
Yes
Comments
Please request plasma amino acids, with the sample to be taken at the same time as the CSF.

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Last updated: 07-06-2024