Orotic Acid

Also known as: orotic acid urine test.

What is orotic acid?

Orotic acid is a substance commonly found high levels in the urine of people who have metabolic or urea cycle disorders. The test measures the levels of orotic acid in the urine.

What happens during the procedure?

A sample of urine is required for the orotic acid test. This can be collected randomly or at a scheduled time.

Is any special preparation needed?

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

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