Overview

A metabolic disorder results when an enzyme responsible for the breakdown of our food is defective which results in compounds, also known as metabolites, accumulating in blood or urine. Incorrect metabolism means your body might have too much or too little of a metabolite which can have detrimental impacts on normal growth and development.

Category

Cost

$100

Reporting time

10 days

Contacts

Mary Eggington/Ava Mishra

Phone: (03) 8341 6355

Specimen Requirements

Guthrie (newborn screening) card. After collection, wrap the Guthrie card in papertowelling and staple to the request card.

Notes

For diagnosis, samples taken during acute episodes are most suitable.