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Metabolic Screen

Alternate Names
Amino Acid Chromatography, Methyl Malonic Acid, Metabolic Urine Screen, UMS, 5-oxoproline, Creatine, Homogentisic, N-acetylaspartic, Phosphoethanolamine, Pyroglutamic, S-sulphocysteine
Ordering Information

Tests for pH, protein, glucose, ketones, blood, methyl malonic acid, creatinine, amino acid screen, organic acids screen and total glycosaminoglycans.

1.  Some metabolic diseases may give transiently abnormal profiles.  Acute samples are preferred.
2.  Tests are performed as requested, or on the basis of the clinical information supplied.
3.  Full evaluation of patients with some metabolic diseases may require referral to a metabolic clinician.

PLEASE NOTE: This test is not Medicare-rebatable. Patients will be charged by the testing laboratory (approximate cost $250)

Referred Test
Spot Urine
70ml Sterile Container (yellow top)
Collection Instruction
Collect on ice
Additional Collection Instructions
Send on ice within 30 mins of collection.
Minimum Adult Volume
Minimum Paediatric Volume
Test Code
Storage Instructions
Store frozen at -20 deg C
Transport Instructions
Transport frozen
External Laboratory
Metabolic Lab (9th Floor), RCH