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Karatan sulphate by tandem mass spectrometry, urine

Fee code: 16382

Components: Measurement of Keratan sulphate in urine

Aliases: Morquio disease, MPS IV

Method description

Tandem mass spectrometry

Delivery time

15 days

Note to delivery time


Attach a summary of medical history. Essential date of birth and name and surname of the patient.

Specimen type


Specimen volume

1 mL

Specimen minimum volume

0,5 mL

Collection instructions

Immediate freezing without preservatives

Preanalytic treatment


Transport conditions

Samples frozen on dry ice.

Rejection criteria

Thawed specimens to room temperature greater than 24 hours or refrigerated specimens greater than one week.


Reference values

Values Units   Age  
Keratan sulphate 0.7 - 6.5 µg/mg creat.   = 13 years 
Keratan sulphate 0,3 - 1,7 µg/mg creat.   > 13 years 

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