Organic Acid Quantitation (Succinylacetone)
Also known as: urinary organic acids: isolation and quantitation, metabolic analysis profile.
What is organic acid quantitation - succinylacetone?
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.
What happens during the procedure?
A sample of urine 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: April 22, 2021 04:23 PM
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Organic Acid Quantitation
Organic acid quantitation is a test that can help identify a number of genetic disorders that impact metabolism.
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