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ID:967 Oxysterol
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DescriptionFirst line test for the investigation and diagnosis of Niemann-Pick C (NP-C).
Additional Info
Concurrent Tests
Dietary Requirementsna
InterpretationThe specific oxysterol metabolite measured is cholestane-3, 5a, 6-triol. Interpretation and any suggestions for further testing or follow up will be given with the report.

DepartmentBlood Sciences
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Collection ConditionsSend sample to lab immediately. Plasma must be frozen within 24 hours of collection.
Min. Vol2 ml

Ref. Range (Male)See notes
Ref. Range (Female) See notes
Ref. Range (Paed)See notes
Ref. Range Notes Control (n=70): 8.1-37.7 ng/ml (95% CI 9.6-37.0) NPC1 (n=15): 35.3-1170 ng/ml (95% CI 39.3-811.9)
IP Acute TAT- Not Defined -
IP Routine TAT15 days
GP Acute TAT- Not Available -
GP Routine TAT- Not Available -
Turnround CommentNA

Originally edited by : Robert Barski. Review due on 27/03/2018 09:57:05. Published By RB on 27/03/2017 09:57:05.