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Laboratory: Clinical Biochemistry  (METABOLIC)
Test Name:
Test Code: SULT
Clinical Information:
Test Indications:  This test MUST BE APPROVED by a biochemical geneticist/clinical chemist before the send out.
This test is used for the diagnosis of Metachromatic Leukodystrophy (MLD), Arylsulfatase A Deficiency or Multiple Sulfatase Deficiency (MSD).
Method: Quantification of sulfatides of varying fatty acid chain length by LC-MSMS at The Hospital for Sick Children,Toronto.
Collection Devices:
Preferred Device:
1 - Urine Collection 12 mL Tube

Urine Collection 12 mL Tube
Manufacturer: Sarstedt Canada Inc. (vendor)

Catalogue #:
 - Urine should be collected in a sterile screw top container and properly tightened to prevent leaks.     
(Similar lab approved leak-proof container acceptable).
Specimen Required:
Urine: 4.0 mL
Pediatric Urine: 4.0 mL

Stability: see below
Urine: 4.0 mL
Pediatric Urine: 4.0 mL

Store and ship frozen on dry ice to Metabolic Lab, HSC.
Send the original or a clear copy of the requisition with the sample.
Stability: see below.     
Reference Values:
0-170 ug/L
By Prior Arrangement Only
Within 5 weeks
See Also:
More Information:
If you have any questions, please communicate with the Metabolic Lab (HSC): 204-787-4530
Reject due to: Sample not stored or shipped frozen. Leak. Not approved by Biochemical
Geneticist/Clinical Chemist. 
Stability: Frozen: 1 month.