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Laboratory Test Reference Guide

Laboratory Information

Test Name

Glycine CSF


Amino Acids

Specimen Collection

Adult Specimen

Must be void of blood. If the CSF appears blood stained ensure Microbiology does a cell count before sending.

Test Information



Test Availability

Mon - Fri, 0800 - 1630 excl. Public Holidays

Laboratory Turnaround Time

1 - 2 weeks

Reference interval

Consult Laboratory Report

Additional Information

Taken in conjunction with plasma glycine to provide Glycine:CSF Glycine ratio to exclude Non Ketotic Hyperglycinaemia (NKH).

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL Frozen on dry ice.

Electronic Information

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