ORGANIC ACIDS, PLASMA

Code
000.0000
Name
ORGANIC ACIDS, PLASMA
Category
None
Department
Send-Out
Start Date
Expiration Date
Synonyms
CPT Codes
83918
Site
SBMF
Reference Test
44178
ATLAS Test Code

Specimen Information

Type

Green, Sodium or Lithium Heparin

Volume

2.0 ml

Transport Info

CRITICAL FROZEN – Separate samples must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered
Remove plasma from cells within one hour of collection
Centrifuge and immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Frozen

Fasting Required?
False
Patient Instructions

Clinical information is needed for appropriate interpretation
Additional required information includes age, gender, diet (e.g. TNP therapy), drug therapy, and family history
Biochemical Genetics Patient History Form is available on the ARUP Web site or by contacting Client Services

Reference Range

See Report
The Organic Acids, Urine test is more sensitive than the Organic Acids, Plasma test. Therefore, urine is the preferred specimen to use when screening for inherited disorders of metabolism

Methodology

Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS)

Clinical Significance

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