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Amino Acids (CSF)

About This Test

Department: Biochemistry (referred)


CSF (plain bottle)


Turnaround Time:

6 - 8 weeks


Investigation of inherited metabolic disease in paediatric patients

Prior arrangement with Duty Biochemist is essential. Ideally, CSF samples should be frozen at the patient's bedside.

Send paired lithium heparin (green top) sample for blood amino acid analysis.


Other Comments:

Analysed at Neurometabolic unit, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Albany Wing Basement Floor, Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG