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Test Identifier Information

 
Registration CodeWMET
Method

Tandem mass spectrometry performed weekly

External PriceContact Canterbury Health Laboratories on +64 3 364 0484 or email Labinfo.
  

Specimen Collection

 
Specimen Collection Protocols

Urine random preferably send to lab on ice and freeze on arrival in the lab. Please note time of collection and time of freezing the urine sample on request form  

NON-acidified samples for urine cystine are UNACCEPTABLE as cystine can crystallize out and cause a falsely lowered result. For initial cystine screen we prefer a random urine but can analyse a 24 hour ACIDIFIED urine.

Patient SpecimenUrine random preferably sent to lab on ice
Paediatric Specimen3 mL
Sample Delivery to Labpreferably send to lab on ice and freeze on arrival in the lab. Note time sample was frozen on request form
  

Instructions for Referral to CHLabs

 
Aliquot Instructions50 mL pottle Frozen
Aliquot Transport to CHLFrozen
  

CHLabs Laboratory

 
DepartmentBiochemistry - Specialist
Contact Details Email Email
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Contact Phone Number(03) 364 0118 | x80118
Test AvailabilityMon - Fri, business hours only
Turnaround Time2 weeks
Additional Information

 A brief clinical history is required.

For known patients with cystinuria we require a 24 hour ACIDIFIED urine see Cystine quantitation

Delphic Number Test Number4556

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