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Test Code: see notes Preferred Name Neonatal hypoglycaemia screen

Yes
Variable
Variable
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Non-medicare Item
N/A

Test Tubes

ImageSpecimen TypeSpecimen VolumeTube Type
Blood3500See collection notes
Urine5 mLUrine 70 mL sterile container (yellow top)
This profile should be collected when the patient is hypoglycaemic.

The specimens required for a complete profile (see below)are:
(all tubes PAEDIATRIC, FILLED TO TOP LINE)
1 full fluoride oxalate tube (grey top)
2 full lithium heparin tubes (light green top)
3 full clotted blood tubes (yellow top)
5 mL urine (first specimen post episode)

Immediately send these specimens to Pathology in a COLD pack.

Note:  If insufficient specimen volume received, unless instructed otherwise, Group 1 tests will be prioritised, then as many Group 2 tests as possible.
GROUP 1 TESTS: Glucose, lactate, ammonia, amino acids, beta hydroxybutyrate, free fatty acids, insulin, c-peptide, growth hormone and cortisol.
GROUP 2 TESTS: Acylcarnitine profile, 17OHP, urine metabolic screen.



For further information contact the Chemical Pathologist.

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