CSF Amino Acids


CSF amino acids by HPLC for the investigation of seizures or neurological symptoms and serine biosynthesis disorders. A paired plasma sample maybe useful for glycine analysis.

Request a test

To request this test please send sample with a request providing patient ID (three identifiers), specimen information, assay required, relevant clinical details and sender information. Before sending sample please read details on requesting and labelling by clicking on the link. Please also refer to any additional information provided for this test.

Additional information

Samples should be -20�C until analysis. Bloodstained samples unsuitable.

Sending address

Chemical Pathology Reception
Level 1, Camelia Botnar Building
Great Ormond Street Hospital
Great Ormond Street

Laboratory service

Chemical Pathology

Sample requirements

0.5ml clear CSF in plain universal container.

Reference range

Please click on the link to view reference range

Turnaround time

1 - 2 weeks

Disease / group

Inherited amino acid disorders


Upon request

Call in advance?

Not required

Chemical Pathology

The Chemical Pathology Laboratory provides an extensive range of services covering both routine biochemistry and specialised analysis and interpretation.

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