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Beta-Galactosidase Enzyme Analysis
Test Information: This test provides enzymatic analysis of Beta-Galactosidase for the confirmation of clinical diagnosis of GM1 Gangliosidosis and/or Mucopolysaccharidosis Type IVB.
Test Details
Test Code: 4549
Special Notes: This test can also be performed on Skin Fibroblast (#4548).

Results from this test are not useful for Carrier Testing. Please note, carriers may have Beta-Galactosidase levels in the normal range.
Technical Information
Methodology: Fluorimetric
Gene Name: GLB1
Protein Name: Beta-galactosidase
Test Type: Enzyme Analysis
References Values or Ranges: Normal Range:
White Blood Cells: 0.5-3.6 nmoles/min/mg protein
Sample & Shipping Information
Test Requisition: Biochemical
Specimen Type: White Blood Cells (WBC)
Requirements: Draw blood in an ACD (yellow-top) tube(s) and send 7-10 cc (Adults/Children) and 3-5 cc (Infant<2yrs)
Shipping Conditions: Ship at room temperature in an insulated container by overnight courier to arrive within 36 hours of collection. Do not heat or freeze.

Turn Around Time: 14 days
Billing Information
List Price: *For Insurance or Institutional Prices, please call.
CPT Codes: 82657 x 1, 84155 x 1, 84311 x 1


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