Organic Acids Qualitative (Extremely Compressive)

Description

Organic acidurias are a group of inborn errors of metabolism that may lead to acute life-threatening illness, developmental delays, and metabolic decompensation. Positive results may warrant confirmation by alternative specific methods. Organic acidurias are inherited disorders resulting from a deficient enzyme or transport protein. Although most are autosomal recessive disorders, several are X-linked. The more than 60 described organic acidurias affect many metabolic pathways including amino acid metabolism, lipid metabolism, purine and pyrimidine metabolism, the urea cycle, the Krebs cycle, and fatty acid oxidation. These disorders are characterized by a wide variety of symptoms such as lethargy, coma, hypotonia, seizures, ataxia, vomiting, failure to thrive, developmental delay, liver disease, neutropenia, thrombocytopenia, osteomalacia, and osteoporosis. Severity of presentation is highly variable as is age of onset, and patients may not present with the most characteristic features. Laboratory results commonly indicate metabolic acidosis, increased anion gap, hyperammonemia, hypoglycemia, lactic acidemia, ketosis, or abnormal lipid patterns. Treatment may be based on dietary restrictions and/or supplementation with cofactors (eg, riboflavin or cobalamin) or conjugating agents (eg, carnitine or sodium benzoate); however, there is no effective therapy for some of the disorders.

Organic Acids Qualitative (Extremely Compressive)

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  • Fasting Required: NO
  • Preferred Specimen: Urine
  • Includes: 63 Organic Acids; Creatinine, Random Urine
  • Reference Range(s): See Laboratory Report
  • Turnaround Time: 3 Days
  • Test Code: 90404