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Mucopolysaccharides, urine by TLC

Item Value
Available Stat? No
Utilization Guidelines This test should be ordered in conjunction with the quantitative assay (MPSQNT) when establishing or confirming a diagnosis of mucoplysacharidoses.

Once the diagnosis and type of mucoplysaccharidoses is established in a given patient monitoring typically only requires the quantitative assay be performed.
Test code MPSTLC
Test group Mucopolysaccharides
Performed by Stanford Hospital Clinical Laboratory
Sendout? Yes
Method Thin layer chromatography
Collection Instructions Transport immediately to lab for processing
Container type Urine cup
Amount to Collect 15 mL urine
Sample type Random urine
Preferred volume 15 mL urine
Min. Volume 10 mL urine
UCSF Rejection Criteria Sample received > 2 hours after collection
Processing notes Freeze urine immediately at -20C and transport frozen.
Ref Lab Rejection Criteria Sample received thawed
Normal range
Synonyms Mucoploysacharidoses; Mucopolysaccharidosis; Hunter; Hurler; Sanfilippo; Morquio; Maroteaux-Lamy; Sly; hyaluronidase deficiency; MPS type I; MPS type II; MPS type III; MPS type IV; MPS type VI; MPS Type VII; MPS type IX; Glycosaminoglycans; GAG's; Mucolipidoses; Mucolipidosis
Turn around times Turnaround time 5-7 days
CPT coding 84375-90
Last Updated 3/24/2013 8:00:18 PM
Entry Number 1354
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