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Test ID NBLD0415 Orotic Acid, Urine

Reporting Name

Orotic Acid, U

Useful For

Evaluation of the differential diagnosis of hyperammonemia and hereditary orotic aciduria

 

Sensitive indicator of ornithine transcarbamylase (OTC) activity after administration of allopurinol or a protein load to identify OTC carriers

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Urine


Necessary Information


Patient's age is required.



Specimen Required


Supplies: Urine Tubes, 10 mL (T068)

Container/Tube: Plastic, 10-mL urine tube

Specimen Volume: 10 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Collect a random or timed urine specimen.

2. No preservative.


Specimen Minimum Volume

3 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Urine Frozen 30 days

Reference Values

<2 weeks: 1.4-5.3 mmol/mol creatinine

2 weeks-1 year: 1.0-3.2 mmol/mol creatinine

2-10 years: 0.5-3.3 mmol/mol creatinine

≥11 years: 0.4-1.2 mmol/mol creatinine

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Varies

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information

83921

Analytic Time

8 days

Reject Due To

Hemolysis

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

NA

Method Name

Colorimetric

Forms

1. Biochemical Genetics Patient Information (T602) in Special Instructions.