Imperial Collage Healthcare

Purine/pyrimidine metabolic studies


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 6 weeks


Notes
Not currently performed in house; this is a referred test.
Full clinical details should be supplied.

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