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
Minimum\Peds Volume:5 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 refrigerated temperature.
Shipping Instructions:Ship refrigerated. Sample must be received at Integrated Genetics within 4 days of collection.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Integrated Genetics, Massachusetts)
Referral Lab number:511246


Reference Range:

By report.


Click HERE to Report test errors or omissions.
*If no email program is associated with this computer, please contact:
systemlabguide@fairview.org for TestID: 79"