Metabolic Screen (urine)


Test Information

Test Name

Metabolic Screen (urine)

Synonyms

Amino acids urine; Organic acids urine

Preferred Specimen

Random Urine

Testing Location

Referral

Turn Around Time

3 weeks


Collection Information

Preparation

  • A brief clinical history is essential
  • Must reach lab within 3 hours of collection, collect close to courier times if necessary

Processing Information

Registration Code

UAA; UORA

Notes

  • For urine metabolic screening, amino acids and organic acids are screened
  • NOTE: Complete metabolic panel IS NOT metabolic screen, check with Biochemistry HOD
  • Freeze urine within 4 hours of collection

Site Specific Notes

- Tauranga

Send directly to referral laboratory

- Whakatane

Send directly to referral laboratory


Methodology

Contact Information

laura.yau@pathlab.co.nz

External Referral Information

Referral Location

LabPlus (via WHL)

Send Away Volume

10 mL urine

Send Away Transport

Frozen

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