Amino Acid Profile, Glycine Encephalopathy, Plasma and Cerebrospinal Fluid

CPT: 82136
Updated on 5/10/2018
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Test Details

Use

Diagnosis of glycine encephalopathy (nonketotic hyperglycinemia).

Limitations

This test was developed, and its performance characteristics determined, by LabCorp. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

This test was developed, and its performance characteristics determined, by LabCorp. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Methodology

Liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS-MS)

Reference Interval

Specimen Requirements

Specimen

Plasma, frozen and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), frozen

Volume

0.5 mL plasma and 0.5 mL CSF

Minimum Volume

0.25 mL plasma and 0.25 mL CSF

Container

Preferred: Frozen plasma from green-top (sodium heparin) tube and CSF: plastic transport tube, no preservative. Acceptable: Frozen plasma from green-top (lithium heparin) tube, frozen plasma from lavender-top (EDTA) tube or frozen plasma from PPT™. Frozen serum from serum separator tube (SST) or frozen serum from red-top tube will not be rejected. Note: Plasma reference ranges will be applied to all specimen types.

Collection

Plasma and CSF should be simultaneously collected (venipuncture immediately prior to lumbar puncture). Separate plasma from cells. Transfer specimen to plastic transport tube before freezing. To avoid delays in turnaround time when requesting multiple tests on frozen samples, please submit separate frozen specimens for each test requested.

Storage Instructions

Plasma: Centrifuge, remove plasma from cells, and freeze immediately, CSF: freeze immediately.

Stability Requirements

Temperature

Period

Room temperature

Unstable

Refrigerated

Unstable

Frozen

14 days

Causes for Rejection

Gross hemolysis; room temperature or thawed specimen; specimens collected in ACD (yellow-top) tubes

Clinical Information

Special Instructions

For plasma and cerebrospinal fluid collected more than 20 minutes, order Amino Acid Profile, Quantitative, Plasma (700068) or Amino Acid Profile, Quantitative, Cerebrospinal Fluid (700180). To discuss amino acid testing options, please call 1-800-345-GENE and ask to speak to a Biochemical Geneticist.

References

Bremer HJ, Duran M, Kamerling JP, et al. Disturbances of Amino Acid Metabolism: Clinical Chemistry and Diagnosis. Baltimore, Md: Urban and Schwarzenberg; 1981.

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