Sunquest Code:CHITO  
Epic Code:LAB5687Epic Name:Chitotriosidase
Synonyms:Gaucher Biomarker; Gaucher Disease
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri before 1300; results are reported within 7-14 days.
Special Instructions:Sample must be received by testing laboratory within 4 days of collection.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:4.2 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel)
[Alternate Containers: Red (no gel)]
Causes for Rejection:Gross hemolysis; gross lipemia; quantity not sufficient for analysis; improper container, or sample greater than 4 days old.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 2 mL. Store in freezer.
Shipping Instructions:Ship on dry ice.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Genzyme (Integrated Genetics) New Mexico)
Referral Lab number:372


Reference Range:By report.
Use:Elevated levels of chitotriosidase activity reflect excess lipid storage and may be useful in monitoring the treatment of Gaucher disease.

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