Pipecolic Acid
Label Mnemonic: PIPAPS
Epic Lab Code: LAB3859
Downtime Form: A-1a Miscellaneous Request
Commercial Mail-out Laboratory
5231 RCP
356-8593
Specimen(s):
Serum
Collection Medium:
Red top tube 5 mL (Clot Activator)
Minimum:
Draw 1.5 mL from a fasting patient (12 hours or more, infants just before next feeding).
Absolute Minimum: 1.0 mL
Turn Around Time:
31 days upon receipt at reference laboratory
Reference Range:
<6 months: < or =6.0 nmol/mL
6 months - <1 year: < or =5.9 nmol/mL
1 - 17 years: < or =4.3 nmol/mL
> or =18 years: < or =7.4 nmol/mL
Interpretive Data:
Elevated pipecolic acid levels are seen in disorders of peroxisomal biogenesis; normal levels are seen in disorders with loss of a single peroxisomal function.
Comments:
Patient's age is required on request form for processing.
Methodology:
Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS)
CPT Code:
82542
 
See Additional Information:
Fasting Specimen Requirements