MPSQN - Specimen: Mucopolysaccharides (MPS), Quantitative, Urine

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: MPSQN    
Mucopolysaccharides (MPS), Quantitative, Urine

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing


Advisory Information

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.

Necessary Information

Patient's age is required.

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.

Supplies: Urine Tubes, 10 mL (T068)

Container/Tube: Plastic, 10-mL urine tube (T068)

Specimen Volume: 2 mL

Collection Instructions: Collect a random urine specimen (early morning preferred).


Biochemical Genetics Patient Information (T602) in Special Instructions.

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

1 mL

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









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
UrineFrozen (preferred)365 days
 Refrigerated 15 days