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Mucopolysaccharides quantitative, urine

Lab Section:  Sendout Reference  
Lab Location:  Sendout
Reference Lab: Mayo 
Test ID: LAB3271 
Synonyms: Berry Spot • Glycosaminoglycans GAGS
Methodology: Spectrophotometry (SP)
Schedule: Monday, Wednesday
Reported: 15 days
Specimen Requirements:  Collection: 10.0 mL Urine in a Yellow Top Tube - Urine.
Pediatric volume: 3 mL.
Plastic, 13-mL urine tube; Early morning collection preferred.; Patient's age is required
Transport: Frozen.
Unacceptable conditions: Specimens other than urine
Stability: Frozen: 21 days


Testing includes only quantitative mucopolysaccharides (MPS) analysis. Useful for monitoring patients with an established diagnosis.

Reference Interval:  See patient report or consult reference laboratory website.
CPT Code(s): 83864
Last Changed: 11/18/2016 11:36:28
Last Reviewed: 12/27/2016 00:53:15