Test Background Purines and pyrimidines are the building blocks of DNA and RNA, the basic elements of the cell-programming machinery. In addition, they fulfil a variety of functions in the metabolism of the cell. Therefore, where an inherited defect exists, any system can be affected.
Clinical Indications Variety including hyperuricaemia, neurological dysfunction, anaemia; indications specific to particular disorders.
Reference Range See report
Sample Required Random urine
Sample Volume 2-5 mL
Turnaround Time Up to 4 weeks
Notes Not currently performed in house; this is a referred test. Full clinical details should be supplied.