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MUCOPOLYSACCHARIDES (MPS) SCREEN, URINE

Mnemonic

U MPS

Includes

Mucopolysaccharides qualitative and quantitative

Guidelines

Preferred test to screen for mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS).

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Random Urine collection, early morning specimen is preferred

Handling

Freeze immediately and send specimen frozen.

Preferred Volume

10 mL

Minimum Volume

3 mL

Transport

Frozen

Rejection Criteria

Refrigerated or ambient specimens

Stability

Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 3 weeks

Testing Information

Performed

MPS quantitative: Mon, Wed
MPS qualitative: Set up Thursday, Result Friday

Reported

10-20 days

Method

Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS); Spectrophotometry (SP)

Referral Lab

Mayo Medical Laboratory (84464)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

83864, 82542

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:25 AM


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