Laboratory: Clinical Biochemistry  (METABOLIC)
Test Name:
Test Code: GB3
Clinical Information:
Alternate Name(s): GB3
Description: Measurement of globotriaosylceramide in the urine by LC-MSMS.
Test Indications: This test is used to monitor patients with Fabry disease.
This test can be helpful following the identification of a variant of unknown significance.
Test Approval Requirements: F260-11-02 Biochemistry Approval for Test Referral Form

Collection Devices:
Specimen Required:
Urine: 5.0 mL
Pediatric Urine: 2.0 mL

Special Processing: Store and keep frozen.
Specimen Stability: 
Ambient: N/A
Refrigerated: 24 hours
Frozen: Recommended

Shipping & Storage: Store and ship frozen to Metabolic Lab (HSC).
Send the original requisition or a clear copy with the sample.
Referred Out Location: Biochemical Genetics Laboratory, CIUSSS de l’Estrie, Hôpital de Fleurimont, Quebec
Reference Values:
Method of Analysis: Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (LC-MSMS)
Within 2 Weeks
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