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CSF Glycine

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Special instructions
Should ideally be accompanied by a plasma sample to allow calculation of ratio CSF:plasma glycine ratio.

Reference range CSF/Plasma glycine ratio
normal: <0.04
borderline: 0.04 - 0.08
consistent with NKA: >0.08

Reference range CSF glycine
<6 months: 2 - 15
>6 months: 2 - 10

Sent away to Southmead Hospital, Bristol


Linked to
Plasma Glycine

Turnaround Time
28 days

Department: Biochemistry

Clinical Application
Diagnosis of non-ketotic hyperglycinaemia


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