Mucopolysaccharides Urine


Test Information

Test Name

Mucopolysaccharides Urine

Synonyms

MPS electrophoresis, GAGs, glycosaminoglycans; GAG screen; Acid Mucopolysaccharide Excretion

Preferred Specimen

Random Urine (yellow pot)

Testing Location

Referral

Turn Around Time

4 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; keep sample cool.

Processing Information

Registration Code

MUCO

Notes

  • Keep chilled until able to freeze
  • Freeze within 4 hours of collection

Methodology

Interpretations

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Contact Information

laura.yau@pathlab.co.nz

External Referral Information

Referral Location

LabPlus (via WHL)

Send Away Volume

30 mL urine

Send Away Transport

Frozen

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