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Also known as: urinary organic acids: isolation and quantitation, metabolic analysis profile.
Organic acid quantitation - succinylacetone is a test that can help diagnose a rare genetic disorders known as tyrosinemia type 1. The test measures the levels of an organic acid known as succinylacetone in the urine. High levels of urine succinylacetone are usually a sign of tyrosinemia type 1.
A sample of urine is required for organic acid quantitation. The sample is then sent to a laboratory for further testing and analysis.
Reviewed by: Sajel L Kana, MD
This page was last updated on: April 22, 2021 04:23 PM
Our clinical geneticists and genetic counselors at Nicklaus Children's Hospital evaluate children with developmental delays, unusual facial features, metabolic disorders, seizures, craniofacial anomalies and failure to thrive.
Metabolism is the sum of the chemical processes whereby the body builds new molecules and breaks down others to get rid of waste products and produce energy.
Organic acid quantitation is a test that can help identify a number of genetic disorders that impact metabolism.