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BGL Non-Blood Test Name field: Metabolic Scrn
CLS staff: if a "Basic Metabolic Panel (BMP)" or "Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP)" is ordered by a U.S. physician, refer to procedure PX-QR3110 Panel Tests.
Prefer 5-10 mL random urine, first morning void if possible. 5-10 mL of 24-hour urine with no preservative is also acceptable.
Minimum: 4.0 mL urine.
If specimen is transferred to secondary container, write "random urine" or "24-hour urine" as appropriate on label. Send a copy of the requisition with the specimen.
Disclaimer: these qualitative tests are used as a screen for certain underlying inherited (i.e. genetic) disorders of amino acid, carbohydrate, thiol-containing, and mucopolysaccharide metabolism. These tests are meant to complement targeted diagnostic investigations based on a patient's clinical presentation. These tests should not be relied on solely to establish nor rule out a clinically-suspected diagnosis.
The qualitative metabolic screen consists of the following tests performed on urine: Ferric Chloride Test; 2,4-Dinitrophenylhydrazine Test (DNPH); Benedict's Test for Reducing Substances, Nitroprusside Test, Toluidine Blue Test, Cetyltrimethylammonium Bromide (CTMB) Turbidity Test.
|Testing Location||ACH Biochemical Genetics Lab
|Testing Frequency||Weekly; this test is not performed on a stat or priority basis.|
Reducing Substances - Urine