Purine/pyrimidine metabolic studies
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.
Variety including hyperuricaemia, neurological dysfunction, anaemia; indications specific to particular disorders.
|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.