Sulfatides, Urine


Sunquest Code:SULFAU  
Epic Code:LAB5656Epic Name:Sulfatides Urine
Methodology:Thin layer chromatography
CPT Code:84999
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Thur; results are reported within 1 month.
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Urine Collection Procedure



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Urine, random; first morning collection preferred
Optimal Volume:Submit entire collection; analysis requires 5 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:5 mL
Collection Instructions:First morning void preferred. Transport specimen to laboratory on ice and as soon as possible after the completion of the collection.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Mix collection well before aliquot is taken. Aliquot 10 mL, 5 mL minimum. Store in freezer.
Shipping Instructions:Ship on dry ice.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Jefferson Medical College-Lysosomal Disease Testing Lab)


Interpretive

Reference Range:Negative
Use:Diagnosis of metachromatic leukodystrophy (MLD) and to monitor response to bone marrow transplant for this disorder.


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