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Half Cystine Quantitation

Referred out for testing

Source Blood
Mnemonic BGLBL

BGL Test Name field: Half Cystine
Specimen Requirements 2 x 4 mL dark green top sodium heparin tubes, NOT PST; ensure tubes are FULL

No other specimen type or collection will be accepted.

Samples should be collected at ACH; the ACH Biochemical Genetics Lab (403-955-7379) must be notified at least 24 hours before sample collection to ensure a member of the lab is present to immediately process the specimen.
Specimen Handling Send a copy of the requisition with the specimen.
Additional Information This test is for the investigation of cystinosis, and for monitoring known cystinosis patients on cysteamine therapy.
Testing Location ACH Biochemical Genetics Lab
Testing Frequency Quarterly for cystinosis patient monitoring, and upon request for a new investigation.
Alternate Name(s)
Reference Interval Provided on test report.