Trimethylamine Urine


Test Information

Test Name

Trimethylamine Urine

Preferred Specimen

Early morning urine after special evening meal

Testing Location

Referral

Turn Around Time

6 weeks


Collection Information

Preparation

  • Eat an evening meal containing 250g Marine fish e.g. Shark not tuna
  • Fish and chips is good but ensure the fish component is actual fish, not batter
  • Alternatively eat liver or kidney
  • Collect first urine next morning

Processing Information

Registration Code

MISS


Methodology

Contact Information

laura.yau@pathlab.co.nz

External Referral Information

Referral Location

Canterbury Health Laboratory (via WHL)

Send Away Volume

min. 0.5mL urine

Send Away Transport

Frozen

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