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ID:476 Monoamine Metabolites and Neopterin
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DescriptionNeurotransmittere metabolites. CONTACT CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY BEFORE CARRYING OUT THIS TEST. Three samples are needed - Tube 1 - 0.5 mL for HVA & 5HIAA. Tube 2 - 0.5 mL. Tube 3 (with preservative - DTE DETAPAC) - 1.0 mL for Pterin analysis. Collect tubes and collection instructions from Biochemistry on day of procedure.
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Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna

InterpretationReference intervals are age related for HVA and 5HIAA. HVA:5HIAA ratio - 1.0-3.7. Neopterin 7 - 65 nmol/L. Dihydrobiopterin <0.4 - 13.9 nmol/L.

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Ref. Range NotesReference intervals are age related for HVA & 5HIAA. HVA:5HIAA ratio 1.0-3.7. Neopterin 7-65 nmol/L. Dihydrobiopterin <0.4-13.9 nmol/L.
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IP Acute TATAt least 4 weeks
IP Routine TATAt least 4 weeks
GP Acute TATAt least 4 weeks
GP Routine TATAt least 4 weeks
Turnround CommentProf Simon Heales (GOS/NAT):geoff.lynes@uclh.nhs.uk
Originally edited by : . Last edited on 17/10/2017. Published By on 17/10/2017.