Test BackgroundGenetic defects of lysosomal enzymes cause the accumulation of incompletely catabolised substrates, with consequent accumulation in the affected cell systems, eg. connective tissue, cartilage, solid organs, bone and, above all, nervous tissue.
Clinical Indications Investigation of suspected lysosomal storage diseases.
Sample Required Heparin (green top) and EDTA (lavender top) for DNA analysis
Sample Volume 5 mL of each
Turnaround Time Up to 6 weeks
NotesNot currently performed in house; this is a referred test.
Blood transfusion within 4 weeks may interfere with the result and sampling at this time is best avoided if possible