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ID:500 Amino acids (CSF) quantitative
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DescriptionQuantitative analaysis of amino acids in CSF. PLEASE ALSO SEND A PAIRED PLASMA SAMPLE FOR AMINO ACID ANALYSIS. This allows a CSF/plasma ratio for glycine to be calculated, required in the diagnosis of non-ketotic hyperglycinaemia (NKH).
IndicationMost commonly used by Paediatric Neurologists for investigation of fitting and other neurological problems e.g. CSF glycine for non-ketotic hyperglycinaemia (NKH) and CSF serine for serine deficiency disorders.
Additional Info
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary RequirementsN/A

DepartmentSpecialist Laboratory Medicine
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Collection ConditionsClean tap, blood free CSF. A paired plasma sample is required to calculate CSF/plasma glycine ratios.
Min. Vol0.2 mL

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Ref. Range NotesSeparate CSF ranges quoted on report.
IP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
IP Routine TAT10 days
GP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
GP Routine TAT10 days
Turnround CommentNA

Originally edited by : Robert Barski. Review due on 03/05/2020 10:49:00. Published By RB on 03/05/2019 10:49:00.