Urine organic acids

Urine organic acids is a medical diagnostic test used to exclude the possibility that a person has an inborn error of metabolism, usually one of the organic acidoses. The usual method of analysis is tandem mass spectrometry. In most cases a random specimen of as little as 10 to 30 ml (1/3 to 1 ounce) is enough for analysis.


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