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​Beta-Glucosidase

Chemistry


​ ​Ordering Recommendation

  • Call RUH Chemistry at 655 – 2089 prior to collection

Specimen Requirements​ ​

Type​
  • ​Whole blood
​Container
​Required Volume
  • Optimal Volume: 4.0 mL whole blood
  • Minimum Volume: 2.0 mL whole blood
    (Submitting the minimum volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory/reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum volume may require a second collection)
  • Pediatric Volume: 2.0 mL whole blood

​Stability/Storage
  • ​Whole blood must be received within 24 hours of collection
  • Keep at room temperature
Grounds for Rejection​

Testing Information​ ​

Availability​
  • ​Monday to Friday 0800 – 1400 hours
Testing Site​
  • ​Dynacare
​Results Reporting
  • ​Routine results within 10-12 days
​Methodology
  • ​Fluorometric Enzyme Assay
​Clinical Interpretation
  • Purpose: Testing for enzyme deficiencies in white blood cells to confirm clinical findings where deficiencies lead to metabolic disorders
  • Interpretation: Affected patients have minimal or zero enzyme activity
​Specimen Retention
  • ​1 week at 2 - 8°C
​Alternate Test Names
  • ​Gaucher’s Disease
​SHR LIS Test Code
  • ​GLUSB (For Laboratory Use Only)

Testing Ordering Requirements​ ​

​Preferred Specimen Collection
  • ​RUH Selective Test Centre
Forms Required

Patient History​ ​

​Relevant Clinical History
  • ​Family history


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Laboratory Controlled Document LSM-382 v2

Last Modified: Friday, June 17, 2016 |
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