Hexosaminidase

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: TAY SACHS
POE DESCRIPTION: HEXOSAMINIDASE; TAY SACHS
CPT CODE: 83080
TEST INFORMATION: See OMIM information
DAYS PERFORMED: Arrange with laboratory in advance, referred to reference lab.
TURNAROUND TIME: 3 weeks
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: White blood cell assay is required if patient is pregnant, medicated, or on birth control pills.
CONTAINER TYPE:

Red top tube for serum assay or yellow (ACD)  tube for white blood cell assay

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS:

6 mL blood or 7 mL ACD whole blood

MINIMUM VOLUME:

3 mL serum or 5 mL white blood cell assay

HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS: Whole blood should be kept at 4°C. Serum should be frozen.
REFERENCE RANGE:

See Specialty Labs - Search Test Code S50585 (serum) or Test Code S49273 for (blood)

LAST UPDATED:

1-24-2012

TEST SYNONYM(S):Hexosaminiase A and B, Serum; Tay-Sachs Screen of hexosaminidase A and hexosaminidase B