Test Name: Thymidine
Health Link Test Code: HCTHYMDN
LIS Test Code: THYMDN
Methodology: Tandem Mass Spectometry
Useful in evaluation of patients suspected of MNGIE disease.
Testing Site: Testing will be sent to an approved reference laboratory
In-Lab Turnaround Time: 2 - 3 weeks.
Collection Container: Green top (with sodium heparin anticoagulant)
Collection Volume: 4 mL
Pediatric Collection Volume: 3 mL
Sample Analyzed: Plasma
Testing Volume: 2 mL
Pediatric Testing Volume: 1 mL
Outreach Specimen Processing:
Transport frozen specimen to UWHC Hospital Laboratory on dry ice.
Transport specimen to UWHC Hospital Laboratory.
Interpretation Type: Reference Interval
This test is not useful for Carrier testing since Carriers may have normal levels of Thymidine.