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ID:419 Purines / Pyrimidines (plasma/blood)
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DescriptionDetection of abnormal purine & pyrimidine metabolites in plasma. Purines and pyrimidines are compounds essential to DNA and RNA synthesis. The purines adenine (A) and guanine (G) pair up with the pyrimidines thymine (T) and cytosine (C) respectively within the DNA molecules.
IndicationInvestigations into inborn errors of purine/pyrimidine metabolism.
Additional InfoPlease note a fresh urine sample is recommended as a front line screen for investigations into inborn errors of purine/pyrimidine metabolism.
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IP Acute TAT- Not Defined -
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GP Acute TAT- Not Defined -
GP Routine TAT- Not Defined -
Turnround CommentTurnaround time stated by referral lab: 3 weeks
Originally edited by : Eleanor McLaughlan. Last edited on 22/07/2020 11:45:16. Published By Eleanor McLaughlan on 22/07/2019 11:45:16.