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Test ID: AGU20    
Acylglycines, Quantitative, Random, Urine

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Urine

Ordering Guidance

Diagnostic specificity of inborn errors of metabolism via urine acylglycine testing is available only for selected inborn errors of metabolism; it is recommended that urine organic acids (OAU / Organic Acids Screen, Urine) be ordered and assessed simultaneously due to the limited number of metabolites included in this urine acylglycine test.

Necessary Information

1. Patient's age and gender are required.

2. Include family history, clinical condition (asymptomatic or acute episode), diet, and drug therapy information.

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Supplies: Urine Tubes, 10 mL (T068)

Container/Tube: Plastic, 10-mL urine tube

Specimen Volume: 10 mL

Pediatric: If insufficient collection volume, submit as much specimen as possible in a single container; the laboratory will determine if volume is sufficient for testing.

Collection Instructions:

1. Collect a random urine specimen.

2. No preservative.

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Forms

Biochemical Genetics Patient Information (T602) in Special Instructions.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

4 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

All specimens will be evaluated at Mayo Clinic Laboratories for test suitability.

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
UrineFrozen (preferred)416 days
 Refrigerated 9 days