A profile is a group of laboratory tests that are ordered and performed together under a single Mayo Test ID. Profile information lists the test performed, inclusive of the test fee, when a profile is ordered and includes reporting names and individual availability.
Yes, Bill Only
Yes, Bill Only
Yes, Bill Only
A short description of the method used to perform the test
High Performance Liquid Chromatography-Electrochemistry & Fluorescences
NY State Available
Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.
Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test
Neurotransmitter Profile 3
Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching
Describes the specimen type validated for testing
Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing
Medical Neurogenetics collection kit (MCL Supply T657) required.
Each collection kit contains 5 microcentrifuge tubes.
1) CSF should be collected from the first drop into the tubes in the numbered order. Fill each tube to the marked line with the required volumes.
Tube 1: 0.5 mL
Tube 2: 1.0 mL
Tube 3: 1.0 mL (contains antioxidants necessary to protect the same integrity)
Tube 4: 1.0 mL
Tube 5: 1.0 mL
-If samples not blood contaminated, the tubes should be placed on dry ice at bedside.
-If samples are blood contaminated, the tubes should immediately be centrifuged (prior to freezing) and the clear CSF transferred to new similarly labeled tubes, then frozen.
-Store samples at -80 until they can be shipped.
2) Complete Medical Neurogenetics, LLC request form, marking the following three tests: Neurotransmitter Metabolites, Tetrahydrobiopterin and 5-Methyltetrahydrofolate. Also include sample date and date of birth.
3) Label tubes with patient name and ID number, leaving the tube number viewable.
4) Place samples inside the specimen transport bag and the Medical Neurogenetics, LLC request form inside the pouch of the transport bag.
5) Ship samples frozen on dry ice.
Reject Due To
Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected
| Specimens other than || CSF in special collection kit (MCL supply T657) |
| Anticoagulants other than || NA |
| Hemolysis || NA |
| Lipemia || NA |
| Icteric || NA |
Specimen Stability Information
Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included
Describes reference intervals and additional information for interpretation of test results. May include intervals based on age and sex when appropriate. Intervals are Mayo-derived, unless otherwise designated. If an interpretive report is provided, the reference value field will state this.
Age 5HIAA HVA 3-O-MD
(years) (nmol/L) (nmol/L) (nmol/L)
0-0.2 208-1159 337-1299 <300
0.2-0.5 179-711 450-1132 <300
0.5-2.0 129-520 294-1115 <300
2.0-5.0 74-345 233-928 <150
5.0-10 66-338 218-852 <100
10-15 67-189 167-563 <100
Adults 67-140 145-324 <100
Age BH4 Neop
(years) (nmol/L) (nmol/L)
0-0.2 40-105 7-65 0.2-0.5 23-98 7-65
0.5-2.0 18-58 7-65
2.0-5.0 18-50 7-65
5.0-10 9-40 7-40
10-15 9-32 8-33
Adults 10-30 8-28
Note: If test results are inconsistent with the clinical presentation, please call our laboratory to discuss the case and/or submit a second sample for confirmatory testing.
DISCLAIMER required by the FDA for high complexity clinical laboratories: HPLC testing was developed and its performance
characteristics determined by Medical Neurogenetics. These HPLC tests have not been cleared or approved by the U.S. FDA.
Indicates whether the report includes an additional document with charts, images or other enriched information
Outlines the days the test is performed. This field reflects the day that the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means that assays are performed multiple times during the day.
The interval of time (receipt of sample at Mayo Clinic Laboratories to results available) taking into account standard setup days and weekends. The first day is the time that it typically takes for a result to be available. The last day is the time it might take, accounting for any necessary repeated testing.
14 to 18 days
Performing Laboratory Location
Indicates the location of the laboratory that performs the test
Medical Neurogenetics, LLC
Several factors determine the fee charged to perform a test. Contact your U.S. or International Regional Manager for information about establishing a fee schedule or to learn more about resources to optimize test selection.
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- Prospective clients should contact their Regional Manager. For assistance, contact Customer Service.
CPT Code Information
Provides guidance in determining the appropriate Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code(s) information for each test or profile. The listed CPT codes reflect Mayo Clinic Laboratories interpretation of CPT coding requirements. It is the responsibility of each laboratory to determine correct CPT codes to use for billing.
CPT codes are provided by the performing laboratory.
82542 – 5-Methyltetrahydrofolate
82542 – Tetrahydrobiopterin/Neopterin
82542, 83497, 83150 – Neurotransmitter Metabolites/Amines
||Test Order Name
||Order LOINC Value
||Neurotransmitter Profile 3
||Test Result Name
Result LOINC Value
Result LOINC Value Tooltip
Test Setup Resources
Test setup information contains test file definition details to support order and result interfacing between Mayo Clinic Laboratories and your Laboratory Information System.
Excel | Pdf
SI Sample Reports
International System (SI) of Unit reports are provided for a limited number of tests. These reports are intended for international account use and are only available through MayoLINK accounts that have been defined to receive them.
SI Normal Reports |
SI Abnormal Reports