N-acetylneuraminic acid

N-acetylneuraminic acid (NANA) is measured in samples with and without prior hydrolysis in #sulphuric acid, using a colorimetric method based on reaction with thiobarbituric acid
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Simultaneous assay controls quoted

Synonyms or keywords: 
Glycoprotein Disorders, N-acetylneuraminic acid, Salla, NANA storage
Sample type and Volume required: 
Urine, Cultured cells, Prenatal diagnosis available
Call in advance: 
Turnaround time: 
2 weeks from urine sample, additional 3 to 8 weeks (minimum) from cultured cells or skin biopsy (respectively)
Storage and transport: 
Collect skin biopsies into sterile saline or sterile culture media containing fetal bovine serum and send by first class post or courier. Do not freeze. Mycoplasma testing is carried out as standard.
Biochemical Genetics Laboratory at Guy's Hospital
Genetics Department
Tower Wing - 5th Floor
Guy's Hospital
Great Maze Pond
London SE1 9RT

T: 020 7188 2591/2592
F: 020 71887275
E: ViapathBiochemicalGenetics@gstt.nhs.uk
For clinical advice or interpretation of results, please contact the laboratory in the first instance.

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Last updated: 07/08/2015