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Test ID: OLIGU    
Oligosaccharide Screen, Random, Urine

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

Oligosaccharide analysis may be considered in the workup of unexplained refractory epilepsy. For more information see Epilepsy: Unexplained Refractory and/or Familial Testing Algorithm in Special Instructions.

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Urine

Advisory Information

This is the recommended test when clinical features are suggestive of, or when molecular testing results suggest, an oligosaccharidosis disorder identified by this test.

 

LSDS / Lysosomal Storage Disorders Screen, Random, Urine is the recommended screening test for the initial workup of a suspected lysosomal storage disorder particularly when clinical features are non-specific.

Necessary Information

1. Patient's age is required.

2. Biochemical Genetics Patient Information (T602, in Special Instructions) is recommended. This information aids in providing a more thorough interpretation of results. Send information with specimen.

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Supplies: Urine Tubes, 10 mL (T068)

Collection Container/Tube: Plastic, 10-mL urine tube

Specimen Volume: 8 mL

Pediatric Volume: 2 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Collect a random urine specimen.

2. No preservative.

3. Immediately freeze specimen.

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Forms

1. Biochemical Genetics Patient Information (T602) in Special Instructions

2. If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send an Inborn Errors of Metabolism Test Request (T798) with the specimen.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

2.5 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

All specimens will be evaluated at Mayo Clinic Laboratories for test suitability.

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
UrineFrozen (preferred)365 days
 Refrigerated 15 days
 Ambient 7 days