Succinylacetone, Urine


Sunquest Code:SUCCIN  
Epic Code:LAB3179Epic Name:Succinylacetone Urine
Methodology:Gas chromatography/mass spectrometry
CPT Code:83921
Test Includes:Succinylacetone and urine creatinine
Turnaround Time:Performed once/week; results are reported the next day.
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Urine Collection Procedure



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Urine, random or timed collection (2 to 24 hours)
Optimal Volume:Submit entire collection; analysis requires 5 mL.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Mix collection well before aliquot is taken. Aliquot 10 mL, 5 mL minimum. Room temperature or refrigerated samples must arrive at Biochemical Genetics within 2 hours of collection (preferred). Alternately, store specimen in the freezer and ship on ice.
Shipping Instructions:Ship on dry ice.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Biochemical Genetics  (UMMC-East Bank)


Interpretive

Reference Range:Interpretive report.
Use:Diagnose and monitor patients with hereditary tyrosinemia type I. This compound is found only in patients with this disease, not other tyrosine disorders.


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