Succinylacetone, Urine

Abbrev Code:SUCCIN   
Order Code:LAB3179Order Name:Succinylacetone Urine
Methodology:Gas chromatography/mass spectrometry
CPT Codes: 83921 x1
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.
Container:Plastic leakproof container, sterile

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Mix collection well before aliquot is taken. Aliquot 10 mL, 5 mL minimum. 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)


Reference Range:Negative, 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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