Abbrev Code:CHITO   
Order Code:LAB5687Order Name:Chitotriosidase
Synonyms:Gaucher Biomarker; Gaucher Disease
Methodology:Fluorometric enzyme assay
CPT Codes: 82657 x1
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, improper container, 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  (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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