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Program:Genetics and Genomics
Test Name:Sugar Chromatography (G&G South ACH)
Test Code:SUGAR
Performing Site: Alberta Children's Hospital
Performing Dept:Biochemical Genetics
Availability:Test performed on a biweekly basis.
TAT:21 days
Preferred Tube/Container:Random specimen: plain urine container
Specimen Requirements:Collect 5-10 mL random urine sample.
Min. Sample Required:0.5 mL urine
Specimen Processing:1. If specimen is transferred to secondary aliquot tube, write "urine" on label.
2. Freeze.
Specimen Handling:Transport frozen samples on ice. Samples must not thaw during transport.
Additional Information:Samples will be rejected if:
  • Aliquot tube received thawed
  • Sample type not written on aliquot tube label
    Requisition/Form:Submit request using Biochemical Genetics Laboratory Requisition.
    Please ensure all required information, including patient's clinical history/indication, is provided on the requisition.
    Order Restrictions:This test is considered specialty testing; this test will be cancelled if sufficient clinical justification is not provided.
    Indications:This test is used to evaluate issues of carbohydrate absorption, when there is a strong clinical suspicion of a disorder of monosaccharide transport or carbohydrate metabolism (e.g., galactosemia, fructosemia), or when the sugar (i.e., reducing substances) screen has been found to be abnormal and there was insufficient sample for reflexive testing.
    Method:Sugars are detected using thin layer chromatography with known sugar standards.
    Method Details:Metabolite reported:
  • rhaminose, xylose, fucose, glucose, fructose, galactose, sucrose, lactose, raffinose.
    Reference Interval:N/A
    Comments:Contact ACH Biochemical Genetics Laboratory (403-955-7379) for priority turn-around.
    Last Updated On:Monday, August 28, 2017
    Date of Last Review:Jan 2 2018 12:00AM