Tay Sachs Disease Enzyme Analysis (Hexosaminidase-A)

Sunquest Code:TAYSS  
Epic Code:LAB3759Epic Name:Hexosaminidase A
Synonyms:Hexosaminidase A; Hexos Testing
Methodology:Enzyme analysis
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri before 1300; results are reported within 10-14 days.
Special Instructions:A completed patient questionnaire should accompany all samples.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:10 mL
Container:Yellow (ACD, Solution A) tube available from laboratory (Purple (EDTA))

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:10 mL whole blood; do not process. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature. Sample must be received at Genzyme within 2 days of collection.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Genzyme (Integrated Genetics), Massachusetts)
Referral Lab number:350


Reference Range:

By report.


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