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Sialic Acid, Urine

Alternate test name

Lab area
Clinical Biochemistry - Metabolic Diseases
Method and equipment
Identification of abnormal sialic acid patterns in urine by thin layer chromatography (TLC).
Expected turn-around time
10 Days
Specimen type

Random Urine

Specimen requirements

1 mL of urine in sterile screw top container.

Storage and transportation

Store at 4oC. Keep cool during transport.

Special requirements


Shipping information
The Hospital for Sick Children
Rapid Response Laboratory
555 University Avenue, Room 3642
Toronto, ON
M5G 1X8
Phone: 416-813-7200
Toll Free: 1-855-381-3212
Hours: 7 days/week, 24 hours/day
Disease condition
  • Infantile Sialic Acid Storage Disease (ISSD)
  • Salla Disease
  • Sialuria
  • Sialidosis
  • Galactosialidosis
  • Neuraminidase deficiency
  • Sialidase deficiency
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