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Lab Test Dictionary

N-Acetylaspartic Analysis, Quantitative

Methodology

Gas Chromatophray/Mass Spectrometry


Synonyms

n-acetyl aspartate

Specimen Type

Urine, Random

Performing Lab

UCSD Biochemical Genetics


Epic ID

LAB04031

Lab Test Days

Monday-Friday

Standard TAT

7-9 Days

Stat TAT

4 Days


Collection Information

Specimen Required

10-20 mL Urine

Container Type

Sterile Container

Collection Instructions

Freeze urine immdiately.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Frozen-Only

Test Volume Required

10-20 mL Urine

Minimum Test Volume

5 mL Urine

Processing Instructions

Complete UCSD Biochemical Genetics requisition and submit with specimen frozen.


Comments

Gross elevations of N-acetyl aspartate can be used to diagnose Canavan disease.


CPT Codes

83789


Revised

05-05-15

Initials

SL