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Lab Dept:

Urine/Stool

Test Name:

SUCCINYL ACETONE, URINE

General Information

Lab Order Codes:

SAU

Synonyms:

N/A

CPT Codes:

83291 – Organic acids; single, quantitative

Test Includes:

Succinylacetone and urine creatinine

Logistics

Test Indications:

Diagnose and monitor patients with hereditary tyrosinemia type I. This compound is found only in patients with this disease, not other tyrosine disorders.

Lab Testing Sections:

Urine/Stool - Sendouts

Referred to:

Fairview University Diagnostic Laboratories

Phone Numbers:

Minneapolis:

Saint Paul:

 

612-813-6280

651-220-6550

Test Availability:

Daily, 24 hours

Turnaround Time:

Performed once weekly. Results are reported the next day.

Special Instructions:

Submit an entire 24-hour urine collection or 1.0 mL minimum from a random urine collection. No preservative. Refrigerate specimen during and after collection.

Note: Starting and ending times of collection are required for a timed urine collection and must be documented electronically or on the proper request form.

Specimen

Specimen Type:

Urine, random or timed collection (2-24 hour collection)

Container:

Plastic leakproof container (No preservative). Urine GUARD® collection container is preferred for a timed urine sample.

Draw Volume:

Submit entire urine collection

Processed Volume:

10 mL (Minimum: 5 mL) urine

Collection:

A random urine sample may be obtained by voiding into a urine cup and is often performed at the laboratory. For timed urine collections, empty the bladder, discard the voided sample, and note the start time. Collect all urine voided for the specified time period. At the end of the period, note the finishing time, add the last voided sample to the container by emptying the bladder. Bring the refrigerated container to the lab. Make sure all specimens submitted to the laboratory are properly labeled with the patient’s name, medical record number and date of birth.

Special Processing:

Lab Staff: Mix collection well before aliquot is taken. Aliquot 10 mL (Minimum: 5 mL) urine. Store in freezer. Forward promptly

Patient Preparation:

None

Sample Rejection:

N/A

Interpretive

Reference Range:

Interpretive report

Critical Values:

N/A

Limitations:

N/A

Methodology:

Gas Chromatography, mass spectrometry

Contraindications:

N/A

References:

Fairview University Diagnostic Laboratories Web Page http://labguide.fairview.org/diagnostic.asp



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