Quantitative Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry
Alpha-aminoadipic semialdehyde dehydrogenase; Piperideine-6-Carboxylate; Pipecolic acid; Pyridoxine-Dependent Seizures Panel; Delta 1-piperideine-6-carboxylate
Serum or Plasma
Other Reference Test
1 mL Blood
Dark Green (Sodium Heparin)
Adults: Fasting specimen preferred. Infants and Children; Draw specimen prior to feeding or 2-3 hours after a meal preferred. Plasma collected in a lithium heparin (green-top) or EDTA (lavender-top) tube or serum collected in a (red-top) tube or serum separator tube (SST) is also acceptable.
Room Temp: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 24 Hours; Frozen: 1 Year
Samples exposed to more than two freeze/thaw cycles
0.5 mL Serum or Plasma
0.2 mL Serum or Plasma
Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection and freeze immediately. Complete an ARUP requisition and include physician's progress notes or a completed Biochemical Genetics Patient History form to submit with specimen frozen. Clinical information is needed for appropriate interpretation. Call Apollo Courier Service for pick-up Monday-Friday.
Pipecolic Acid, Pyridoxine-Dependent Epilepsy Interp and Total AASA-P6C Piperideine-6-Carboxylate.