AAMSD - Specimen: Amino Acids, Maple Syrup Urine Disease Panel, Plasma

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Test Name

Test ID: AAMSD    
Amino Acids, Maple Syrup Urine Disease Panel, Plasma

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Plasma

Necessary Information

1. Patient's age is required.

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

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

Collection Container/Tube:

Preferred: Green top (sodium heparin)

Acceptable: EDTA, plasma gel, or lithium heparin

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Fasting (overnight preferred, 4 hours minimum). Infants should be drawn just before next feeding (2-3 hours without TPN if possible).

2. Centrifuge within 4 hours if specimen is stored at refrigerated temperature and aliquot plasma. Send plasma frozen.

Forms

 

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

0.25 mL

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

Hemolysis

Mild OK; Gross OK

Lipemia

Mild OK; Gross OK

Icterus

Mild OK; Gross OK

Other

Thrombin-activated tube

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperatures are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
PlasmaFrozen14 days