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Reducing Substances, urine
|Test group||Reducing substances|
|Performed by||Parnassus & Mission Bay Hematology|
|In House Availability||Run 0800-1600 daily.|
|Container type||Urine cup|
|Amount to Collect||See preferred volume|
|Sample type||Random urine|
|Preferred volume||1 mL urine|
|Synonyms||Reducing sugars; Acid hydrolysis|
|Turn around times||1 day.|
|Additional information||Detects reducing substances in addition to glucose, which is tested as part of Urinalysis, Routine. Detection of these substances is also part of the Metabolic Error Screen.
Note: Routine urinalysis in pediatric patients does not include testing for reducing substances, such as sugars galactose, lactose, fructose and maltose. If clinically indicated, this screening test for reducing substances may be ordered. Testing for congenital galactosemia is included in newborn screening programs in all 50 states in the U.S.
|Last Updated||2/26/2015 11:27:13 AM|