Metabolic Tests

Available Tests

Fanconi Syndrome

Only urine samples are needed for this test, which examines whether there are excessive amounts of amino acids, carbohydrates (glucose specifically), lactic acid, and cystine in the urine.

Cost: $70.00
Feline Breeds: Any
Canine Breeds: Any

Metabolic Screening

This test examines abnormal metabolites in the urine. To obtain the most information from this test, we recommend that the urine sample be accompanied by an EDTA blood and a serum sample and, very important, the patient’s clinical information.

Cost: $80.00
Feline Breeds: Any
Canine Breeds: Any

Methylmalonic Aciduria (Cobalamin Malabsorption)

The methylmalonic acid test examines the patient’s urine for possible B12 deficiency. It is very important that the urine is obtained before the patient receives parenteral cobalamin, because it would correct the biochemical abnormalities within days leading to a false negative result.

Cost: $60.00
Feline Breeds: Any
Canine Breeds: Any

Mucopolysaccharidosis (any type)

This test looks for excessive amounts of non-specific glycosaminoglycans in the urine, which may indicate the presence of mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) in a patient. Only urine is needed for this test and please include clinical information. If there is a high suspicion of an MPS or another storage disorder present in a patient and/or a diagnosis of a specific enzyme deficiency is desired, we would recommend choosing a Metabolic Screening/Storage Disorder Test.

Cost: $50.00
Feline Breeds: Any
Canine Breeds: Any

Nitroprusside Test

This test looks for the presence of cystine in the urine through a semi-quantitative test. At this time, we are not able to provide you with the exact concentration in numbers. Results are reported as positive, slightly positive, or negative.

Cost: $55.00
Feline Breeds: Any
Canine Breeds: Any