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Lab Test Dictionary

Glycosaminoglycans (GAGS) (30422)

Methodology

Colorimetric (1, 9-Dimethyl-Methylene Blue) Dye Binding


Synonyms

Mucopolysaccharides; MPS; GAGS

Specimen Type

Urine

Performing Lab

Quest forwards to Cambridge Biomedical


Epic ID

LAB00980

Lab Test Days

Varies

Standard TAT

7-9 Days


Collection Information

Specimen Required

10-20 mL Urine (2 mL Urine for Pediatric Only)

Container Type

Sterile Container

Collection Instructions

An early morning specimen is preferred. Random urine collection is also acceptable.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Frozen-Only

Specimen Stability

Room Temp: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 8 Weeks

Rejection Criteria

Unfrozen specimens; Specimens outside of listed stability

Test Volume Required

20mL Urine (4 mL Urine for Pediatric Only)

Minimum Test Volume

10 mL Urine (2 mL Urine for Pediatric Only)

Processing Instructions

Freeze immediately. Do NOT thaw.


Included Tests

This is a Quantitative test.


Comments

OK to send specimen on CCS/MediCal insured outpatients.


CPT Codes

83864


Revised

11-28-18

Initials

SL