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Monitoring patients with mucopolysaccharidosis who have had bone marrow transplants or are receiving enzyme therapy
Note: The preferred test to screen for mucopolysaccharides (MPS) is MPSSC / Mucopolysaccharides (MPS) Screen, Urine, which includes both the quantitative analysis of total glycosaminoglycans and qualitative liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry analysis of the specific sulfates.
Testing includes only quantitative mucopolysaccharides (MPS) analysis. Useful for monitoring patients with an established diagnosis. To establish a diagnosis, order MPSSC / Mucopolysaccharides (MPS) Screen, Urine.
The quantitative urine mucopolysaccharides (MPS) screen provides value for total glycosaminoglycan (GAG)s.
This test can be used to monitor patients with mucopolysaccharidosis who have had bone marrow transplants or are receiving enzyme therapy.
An abnormal total GAG value may be obtained on a specimen that yields a normal liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) pattern, and this artifact can occur when a patient is treated with low-molecular-weight heparin.