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Pipecolic Acid - CSF

Referred out for testing

Source CSF
Mnemonic

BGLNON

BGL Non-Blood Test Name field: Pipecolic CSF

Specimen Requirements

See CSF Collection Guidelines.  Use second collection vial with no visible blood contamination.

Minimum: 0.25 mL CSF

Specimen Handling

Send a copy of the requisition with the specimen.

PSC:
Indicate specimen type on label, and send specimen on ice in plastic vial to DSC.

RRL:
Indicate specimen type on label, and send specimen on ice in plastic vial to ACH. If collected after regular business hours (i.e. M-F 08:00-16:15), freeze specimen and transport frozen to ACH the next business day.

Extra-regional:
Indicate specimen type on label, and freeze in plastic vial before sending to DSC.

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

Additional Information

This test is primarily for the investigation of pyridoxine-dependent seizures.  The sensitivity of this test may be reduced by the length of time the patient is receiving pyridoxine prior to sample collection. 

Testing Location ACH Biochemical Genetics Lab
Testing Frequency Monthly; must notify ACH Biochemical Genetics Lab for priority turn-around.
Alternate Name(s)
Reference Interval Provided on test report.