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Glycine, CSF:Plasma ratio
|Performed by||Lucille-Packard Childrens Hospital|
|Patient Preparation||Patients must be fasting for at least 4 hours before sample collection.
The test request should be accompanied by a brief clinical history, the tentative diagnosis, and a listing of drugs, x-rays, infant formula or dietary therapy administered within the previous 3 days.
|Collection Instructions||Submit both plasma and CSF samples, following the collection instructions for plasma under Amino Acids, Quantitative, 1-5 only. CSF specimen label must contain the date the sample was collected and the legible name of the person who collected the sample.|
|Container type||CSF tube and Dark Green top|
|Sample type||CSF & heparinized plasma|
|Normal range||CSF/plasma ratio: 0.02-0.05|
|Last Updated||4/21/2008 9:43 AM|
If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667