Hexosaminidase A & Total, Serum

Centralized Core Laboratory:Chemistry

Test ID/Workstation: HEXAS MAYO

Specimen Type: Blood

Tube Type: Red top (no anticoagulant) tube

Collection Volume: 3.0 mL (minimum 1.5 mL)

Cause for rejection: -

Storage: Frozen

Availability: Sent to reference lab

Methodology: Heat Activation, Fluorometric, Automated

Special Instructions: Please have patient fill out the Mayo Medical Laboratories' Tay-Sachs Disease Prevention Program Questionnaire. Pregnant females cannot be tested. It is suggested that the baby's father be tested for carrier status. If the father is a positive carrier, the pregnant female should be drawn for Hexosaminidase A & Total, Leukocytes test.


Lab/Phone: 330-543-8418

TAT: 2-4 days

Additional Info: Reference range is available on patient report

CPT Code: 83080x2

Synonyms: -

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