UCSD Biochemical Genetics

A Program in the Division of Genetics, Department of Pediatrics, University of California San Diego
 
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Test: Carboxylases
Comments:(PYRUVATE, PROPIONYL-COA, AND 3-METHYLCROTONYL-COA CARBOXYLASES) Radiochemical assays performed on cultured cells or isolated lymphocytes. Carboxylases are routinely run once a week. Please schedule blood draw on Monday thru Wednesday. Blood for lymphocyte assay must be shipped at room temperature same day as drawn to be received at the laboratory by following morning. We must process the blood for lymphocytes with in 24 hours of the blood collection. Please fill out any relevant patient data on the requisition form to assist in interpretation. Fibroblast analysis will have an additional charge for culture and storage (see fibroblast culture and storage)
Specimen type:Blood, Fibroblasts
Sample Requirements:Blood, 5.0 mL in ACD (yellow-top) tube (3.0 ml minimum on infants). Blood for lymphocyte assay must arrive in our laboratory within 24 hours of the sample draw. Samples should be shipped by overnight carrier at room temperature in an insulated container (add freezer gel pack during warmer seasons) to be received at the laboratory by the following morning. Do not heat or freeze. Note: we are closed weekends and holidays.
Fibroblasts, Two T-25 flasks shipped by overnight carrier at room temperature in an insulated container (add freezer gel pack during warmer seasons) to be received at the laboratory by the following morning.
Turnaround time:Routine:10-15 working days (not including growing cultured cells, if required).

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