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Sialic Acid, Total and Free

Referred out for testing

Source Urine
Mnemonic

BGLNON

BGL Non-Blood Test Name field: Sialic Acid

Specimen Requirements

Prefer 5-10 mL random urine.

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 neuraminidase deficiency (including galactosialidosis), lysosomal free sialic acid storage disorders and sialuria.
Testing Location ACH Biochemical Genetics Lab
Testing Frequency Monthly; must notify ACH Biochemical Genetics Lab for priority turn-around.
Alternate Name(s) N-Acetylneuraminic Acid; NANA
Reference Interval Provided on test report.