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

$50

Reporting time

21 days

Contacts

Mary Eggington/Ava Mishra

Phone: (03) 8341 6355

Specimen Requirements

NB: Collection requires a special tube which contains perchloric acid. Consult your institutional EHS policies before using the tubes. Appropriate personal protective measures (e.g. gloves, gown and safety glasses) should be taken and a spill kit available. Any spills should be washed down immediately with copious quantities of water. Tubes should should never be handled near patients. Do not place any labels on the tube at any stage. Cool the tube on wet ice. Blood can be collected in a normal syringe and then 1 mL is added to the tube within 1 minute of collection. Blood is denatured (goes a "chocolate" colour). Make sure all blood is mixed in. Write the collection details in the space provided. Place the tube back on wet ice and transport to the laboratory.

Notes

NB: Collection requires a special tube which contains perchloric acid. Consult your institutional EHS policies before using the tubes. Appropriate personal protective measures (e.g. gloves, gown and safety glasses) should be taken and a spill kit available. Any spills should be washed down immediately with copious quantities of water. Tubes should should never be handled near patients. Do not place any labels on the tube at any stage. Cool the tube on wet ice. Blood can be collected in a normal syringe and then 1 mL is added to the tube within 1 minute of collection. Blood is denatured (goes a "chocolate" colour). Make sure all blood is mixed in. Write the collection details in the space provided. Place the tube back on wet ice and transport to the laboratory.