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S-Adenosylmethionine and S-Adenosylhomocysteine

Referred out for testing

Source Blood
 
Mnemonic BGLBL 

BGL Test Name field: S-Adenosylmeth
Specimen Requirements

1 x 4 mL royal blue top K2 EDTA plastic tube; place sample immediately on ice.  No other specimen type or collection will be accepted.

Minimum: 0.5 mL plasma

Requires a minimum four-hour fast, or just prior to next feed for newborns.

Sample should be collected at ACH with immediate notification of the ACH Biochemical Genetics Lab (403-955-7379) for sample pick-up. Should collection be required at a site other than ACH, contact the ACH Biochemical Genetics Lab (403-955-7379) PRIOR TO sample collection for instructions on how to properly handle the sample.

Specimen Handling Send a copy of the requisition with the specimen.
Additional Information
Testing Location ACH Biochemical Genetics Lab
Testing Frequency Monthly; must notify ACH Biochemical Genetics Lab for priority turn-around.
Alternate Name(s) AdoMet; SAM; AdoHcy; SAH
Reference Interval Provided on test report.