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Purine/pyrimidine metabolic studies

Category Biochemistry
Test background

Purines and pyrimidines are the building blocks of DNA and RNA, the basic elements of the cell-programming machinery. In addition, they fulfil a variety of functions in the metabolism of the cell. Therefore, where an inherited defect exists, any system can be affected.

Clinical Indications

Variety including hyperuricaemia, neurological dysfunction, anaemia; indications specific to particular disorders.

Reference range

See report

Sample & container required Random urine
Sample volume 2-5 mL
Turnaround time Up to 4 weeks

Not currently performed in house; this is a referred test. Full clinical details should be supplied.