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Test ID: PIPA    
Pipecolic Acid, Serum

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NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.

Conditional

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Differential diagnosis between disorders of peroxisomal biogenesis (eg, Zellweger syndrome) and disorders with loss of a single peroxisomal function

 

Abnormal elevations of pipecolic acid can be detected in either serum or urine

Genetics Test Information Provides information that may help with selection of the correct test or proper submission of the test request

Be aware that levels of pipecolic acid can be normal in newborns. Abnormal levels of pipecolic acid should be interpreted together with the results of other biochemical markers of peroxisomal disorders, such as plasma C22-C26 very long-chain fatty acids, phytanic acid, pristanic acid, RBC plasmalogens, and bile acid intermediates.

Special Instructions and Forms Describes specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to test. Also includes pertinent information and consent forms to be used when requesting a particular test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS)

Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Pipecolic Acid, S