Organic Acid Quantitation

Also known as: urinary organic acids: isolation and quantitation, metabolic analysis profile.

What is organic acid quantitation?

Organic acid quantitation is a test that can help identify a number of genetic disorders that impact metabolism. Organic acids are excreted in the urine during metabolism, so analyzing and measuring levels of these organic acids can help identify problems related to metabolism.

What happens during the procedure?

A sample of urine collected in the morning is required for organic acid quantitation. The sample is then sent to a laboratory for further testing and analysis.

Is any special preparation needed?

The patient may need to fast for several hours before giving a urine sample.

What are the risk factors?

There are no risk factors related to this test.

Reviewed by: Sajel L Kana, MD

This page was last updated on: March 26, 2019 12:26 PM