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Test Identifier Information

 
Registration CodeAACY
Method

Tandem Mass Spectrometry

Diagnostic Use / Indications

To aid diagnosis of inborn errors of metabolism

External Price$350.00(Exclusive of GST)
  

Specimen Collection

 
Specimen Collection Protocols

Warm the site if collecting a capillary sample and wipe away the first drop of blood. Drop the whole blood onto the circled areas of a dried blood spot card (obtained from Chch Womens Hospital or Specialist Biochemistry - ext 80118). FILL each circle in turn and do not return to top-up any spot. Allow blood to soak right through the paper. Suspend the card so that the spots do not touch any surface and air dry thoroughly for at least six hours. Label and place in a paper envelope.  

Difficult bleeds: Ensure at least one full circle of blood is collected

DO NOT PLACE IN A PLASTIC SPECIMEN BAG

Patient SpecimenRefer to comment
Paediatric SpecimenAt least one FULL circle of blood dried on Guthrie card
Sample Delivery to LabAmbient
  

Instructions for Referral to CHLabs

 
Aliquot Instructionswhole blood dried on Guthrie card at room temperature
  

CHLabs Laboratory

 
DepartmentBiochemistry - Specialist
Contact Details Email Email
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Contact Phone Number(03) 364 0118 | x80118
Turnaround Time2 - 4 weeks
Referred toBiochemical Genetics, Labplus
Additional Information

If patient is coming to Canterbury Health Labs for blood test - please can they phone blood test centre Tel (03) 378 6910 ahead of time to make an appointment.

Please provide clinical information.

Paediatric/Specialist Lab fridge box

Delphic Number Test Number5624

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