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Mucopolysaccharide Enzyme Analysis

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Utilization Guidelines This confirmatory testing is primarily ordered in patients who have been demonstrated to have elevated levels of mucopolysaccharides (glycosaminoglycans, GAG's) in urine. Alternatively it may be ordered in a patient where the diagnosis of a Mucopolysaccharidosis is highly suspect but the urine testing is negative.
Test code MOLT (Order in Apex as 'Miscellaneous Outside Lab Test' using the complete test name above)
Performed by JMC
Sendout? Yes
Collection Instructions A detailed clinical history must accompany the test request. Sample must arrive at performing laboratory within 24 hours of collection therefore collect Monday through Thursday noon only.

Keep sample at room temperature during storage and transport to the laboratory.
Container type Dark Green top
Amount to Collect 10 mL blood
Sample type Heparinized whole blood
Preferred volume 10 mL blood
Min. Volume 4 mL blood
UCSF Rejection Criteria Samples collected outside of stated time frames
Processing notes Keep at room temperature-do NOT centrifuge or refrigerate. Ship with clinical history by Federal Express, Monday-Thursday only, to: Dr. David A. Wenger, Lysosomal Diseases Testing Laboratory, Jefferson Alumni Hall, Rm. 394, 1020 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA 19107, ph: (215)955-4923, fax 955-9554, email: david.wenger@mail.tju.edu
Normal range
Synonyms Mucoploysacharidoses; Mucopolysaccharidosis; Hunter; Hurler; Sanfilippo; Morquio; Maroteaux-Lamy; Sly; hyaluronidase deficiency; MPS type I; MPS type II; MPS type III; MPS type IV; MPS type VI; MPS Type VII; MPS type IX; Glycosaminoglycans; GAG's; Mucolipidoses; Mucolipidosis
Turn around times Test run Thursdays. Turnaround time: 8-10 days.
Additional information Additional assays for confirmatory testing may be run and charged separately.
CPT coding 84311-90 x6
Last Updated 7/12/2016 11:13:13 AM
Entry Number 670
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