Tay Sachs Disease Enzyme Analysis (Hexosaminidase-A)

Abbrev Code:XMISC   
Order Code:LAB4909Order Name:Hexosaminidase A
Synonyms:Hexosaminidase A; Hexos Testing
Methodology:Enzyme analysis
CPT Codes: 83080 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to the reference laboratory Mon-Fri before 1300; results are reported within 8-14 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
Alternate Containers: Purple (EDTA)
Causes for Rejection:Frozen specimen; hemolysis; quantity not sufficient for analysis; improper container; unlabeled or mislabeled specimen.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:10 mL whole blood; do not process. Store at room temperature.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature. Sample must be received at Genzyme within 4 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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