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N-acetylaspartate quantitation

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code MOLT (Order in Apex as 'Miscellaneous Outside Lab Test' using the complete test name above)
Performed by UC San Diego
Sendout? Yes
Method GC-MS
Container type Urine cup
Amount to Collect See preferred volume
Sample type Random urine w/out preservative
Preferred volume 20 mL urine
Min. Volume 5 mL urine
Processing notes Freeze at -20C and ship on dry ice
Normal range
Turn around times 7 days
Additional information Gross elevations may be useful in the diagnosis of Canavan disease.


Matalon R. 1997 Canavan disease: diagnosis and molecular analysis Genet. Test 1:21-25

Matalon R, Michals K, Sebesta D, Deanching M, Gashkoff P, Casanova J. 1988. Aspartoacylase deficiency and N-acetylaspartic aciduria in patients with Canavan disease. Amer. J. Med Genet. 29:463-471.
Last Updated 2/20/2014 3:11:04 PM
Entry Number 678
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