Laboratory: Clinical Biochemistry
Test Name:
ALPHA-GALACTOSIDASE - (S)
Test Code: AGAL
Clinical Information:
Test performed at:
Health Sciences Centre by DSM Biochemical Genetics Laboratory using UPLC/MS/MS
 
This test is intended for the diagnosis of Fabry’s Disease in males.  Some female patients who are heterozygous for this enzyme may show symptoms of the disease.  See also:  Globotriaosylceramide (GB3) in urine sediment for females with normal Alpha-galactosidase levels but who are symptomatic of Fabry's Disease.
Collection Devices:
Specimen Required:


Serum: 1.0 mL
Pediatric Serum: 0.2 mL
Referral:
Requisition:
Reference Values:
0.19-0.52 U/L
Availability:
Within 2 Weeks
See Also:
More Information:
Store and ship frozen.