Sample type: CSF
Test name: Glycine a.k.a. csf glycine, nkh screen
Condition / Indication: NKH (non-ketotic hyperglycinaemia)
Special precautions & notes: Including a paired sample for plasma amino acids allows calculation of CSF:plasma ratio.
Reference range: 2 - 15 umol/L age up to 6 months. 2 - 10 umol/L age over 6 months. CSF:Plasma glycine ratio <0.04.
Container: Universal (white top)
Ideal volume (mL): 1 mL
Referred outside NBT for analysis? No
Discipline: Clinical Biochemistry
Section: Biochemical Genetics
Turnaround time: 14 days