Sample type: Urine - 24 hour
Test name: Trimethylamine a.k.a. TMA
Condition / Indication: Fish Odour Syndrome
Special precautions & notes: Please discuss request with laboratory.
Reference range: TMA <7.7 μmol/mmol creatinine, TMA-n-Oxide <119 μmol/mmol creatinine, % N-Oxidation >90-94%
Container: 24 hour (HCl acid - Red container)
Alternative container: Random urine also accepted provided fresh sample: 20mL in universal (white top), to be acidified to pH2 on arrival in laboratory.
Ideal volume (mL): n/a
Referred outside NBT for analysis? Yes
Discipline: Clinical Biochemistry
Section: Biochemical Genetics
Turnaround time: 8 weeks
Referral location: Department of Clinical Chemistry and Newborn Screening, Sheffield Children's NHS Trust, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TH