Organic Acids, Urine
This test is used to evaluate metabolic acidosis with increased anion gap, as well as to diagnose and monitor genetic and non-genetic disorders of amino acid and fatty acid metabolism and Kreb cycle.
Excretions of characteristic metabolites may not be elevated in some disorders when the patient is asymptomatic.
Not all intermediates of amino acid and organic acid metabolism are identified with this test.
- Normal results on urine organic acid analysis does not exclude an inherited metabolic disorder as the etiology of the patient’s symptoms.
- Ambient: 4 hours
- Refrigerated: 4 days
- Frozen: 4 weeks
- Urine grossly contaminated with stool
UFHPL Test #: 40130