Imperial Collage Healthcare

Purine/pyrimidine metabolic studies

Lab Code : CHEMRF

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

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

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