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Organic Acids

Source Urine

 
Mnemonic BGLNON

BGL Non-Blood Test Name field: Organic Acids

 
Specimen Requirements

Prefer 5-10 mL random urine.

Minimum: 2.5 mL urine.

Specimen Handling

If specimen is transferred to a 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 immediately and maintain frozen during transport to DSC.

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

 

Additional Information For the investigation of organic acidurias.

Metabolites reported (truncated list): lactic acid, glycolic acid, glyoxylic acid, oxalic acid, pyruvic acid, 3-hydroxybutyric acid, 2-oxovaleric acid, methylmalonic acid, methylmalonic 4-hydroxybutyric acid, acetoacetic acid, 2-oxo-3-methylvaleric acid, ethylmalonic acid, 2-oxoisocaproic acid, phenylacetic acid, succinic acid, methylsuccinic acid, fumaric acid, glutaric acid, 3-methylglutaric acid, succinylacetone, mandelic acid, malic acid, adipic acid, pyroglutamic acid (a.k.a., 5-oxoproline), 2-hydroxyglutaric acid, 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaric acid, 2-oxoglutaric acid, suberic acid, 2-oxoadipic acid, orotic acid, homovanillic acid, sebacic acid, vanillylmandellic acid, 3-hydroxypropionic acid, 3-hydroxyisobutyric acid, 3-hydroxy-2-methylbutyric acid, 3-hydroxyisovaleric acid, isovalerylglycine, butyrylglycine, glyceric acid, uracil, 5-hydroxyhexanoic, thymine, propionylglycine, 3-methylglutaconic acid, tiglylglycine, oxaloacetic acid, 3-hydroxyglutaric acid, N-acetylaspartic acid, 2-hydroxyadipic acid, methylcitric acid, homogentisic acid, vanillactic acid, phenylpropionylglycine, indole-3-pyruvic acid, dodecanedoic acid, suberylglycine.

 
Testing Location ACH Biochemical Genetics Lab
Testing Frequency Weekly; must notify ACH Biochemical Genetics Lab for priority turn-around.

 
Alternate Name(s)
Reference Interval Provided on test report.