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Laboratory Medicine

Test Directory / Biotinidase


Brown clotted serum, gel barrier

Common AbbreviationsBIO
Tube typeBrown clotted serum, gel barrier
Clinical IndicationInvestigation of biotinidase deficiency. Clinical features may include metabolic acidosis, hypotonia, ataxia, seizures, intellectual disability, skin rashes, hair loss and immune deficiency.
Specimen TypeBlood
Sample typeSerum
Minimum Volume0.2mL
Special PrecautionsIdeally sample should be centrifuged and frozen within 2 hours of collection
StabilityContact Referral Laboratory
Turnaround Time37 days
LaboratorySt James's University Hospital Beckett Street Leeds LS9 7TF 0113 206 5806
Reference IntervalContact Referral Laboratory
LimitationsContact Referral Laboratory
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