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Oligosaccharide Electrophoresis

Source Urine
Mnemonic BGLNON

BGL Non-Blood Test Name field: Oligosaccharide   
Specimen Requirements

Prefer 5-10 mL random urine, first morning void if possible.

Minimum: 1.0 mL urine.

Specimen Handling

If specimen is transferred to secondary container, write "urine" on label. Send a copy of the requisition with the specimen.
   
PSC:
Send on ice to DSC.

RRL:
Send on ice to ACH.

Extra-regional:
Freeze before transport to DSC.

DSC:
Freeze specimens upon receipt in lab, ensure frozen specimens do not thaw.

Additional Information For the investigation of glycoprotein catabolism disorders.  Abnormal oligosaccharide electrophoretic patterns consistent with known disorders will require specific lysosomal enzyme testing in plasma or serum, and will be recommended as part of test report interpretation. 
Testing Location ACH Biochemical Genetics Lab
Testing Frequency Monthly; must notify ACH Biochemical Genetics Lab for priority turn-around.
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Reference Interval

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