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Metabolic Screen, Qualitative

Referred out to the ACH Biochemical Genetics Lab

Source Urine
Mnemonic

BGLNON
BGL Non-Blood Test Name field: Metabolic Scrn

As of March 2018, the Qualitative Metabolic Screen has been discontinued as a single orderable test, and the retained components of that test (i.e., reducing substances for sugars, nitroprusside test for cystinuria and homocystinuria, and toluidine blue spot and cetyltrimethylammonium-bromide (CTMAB) turbidity tests for mucopolysaccharides) are now offered as separate individual tests (see separate links to each of these test under Specimen Requirements).  If a “Urine Metabolic Screen” is ordered, however, all three separate tests will be performed.

TEST NAME ALERT: Basic Metabolic Panel, BMP, Comprehensive Metabolic Panel, and CMP are groups of tests that are not the same as Metabolic Screen, Qualitative. If Basic Metabolic Panel (BMP) or Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP) is requested, refer to procedure PX-QR3110 Panel Tests.

Specimen Requirements

For specimen collection and processing instructions, refer to the Genetics Laboratory Test Directory:

Sugar (Reducing Substances Screen at https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/webapps/labservices/indexGenetics.asp?id=204&tests=&zoneid=1&details=true
Cystinuria / Homocystinuria Screen at https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/webapps/labservices/indexGenetics.asp?id=180&tests=&zoneid=1&details=true
Glycosaminoglycan (Mucopolysaccharide) Screen at https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/webapps/labservices/indexGenetics.asp?id=177&tests=&zoneid=1&details=true

Specimen Handling

Additional Information

Testing Location ACH Biochemical Genetics Lab
Testing Frequency
 
Alternate Name(s)

Reducing Substances - Urine

Reference Interval