Beta Glucosidase, Leukocytes


Sunquest Code:BGLULK  
Epic Code:LAB6778Epic Name:Beta Glucosidase Leukocytes
Methodology:Fluorometric
CPT Code:82657
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Thur before 1300; results are reported within 8-15 days.
Special Instructions:A signed informed consent in the patient's medical record is required; the consent should not be sent to the laboratory. See Associated Links. Specimen must arrive within 96 hours of draw to be stabilized. Draw specimen Monday through Thursday only and not the day before a holiday. Specimen should be drawn and packaged as close to shipping time as possible.
Compliance:

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Associated Links:

Genetic Testing Consent Form



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:6 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:5 mL
Causes for Rejection:Gross hemolysis; samples older than 96 hours.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not process. Store in refrigerator. Do not freeze.
Shipping Instructions:Ship in original container at refrigerated temperature to arrive within 96 hours of collection.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Mayo Medical Laboratories)
Referral Lab number:BGL


Interpretive

Reference Range:8.7 nmol/h/mg protein or greater. Results from this assay do not reflect carrier status because of individual variation of beta-glucosidase enzyme levels.
Use:Diagnosis of Gaucher disease.


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