Laboratory: Clinical Biochemistry
Test Name:
ALPHA-IDURONIDASE - (B)
Test Code: MIS8
Clinical Information:
This test is generally performed when urine mucopolysaccharides are elevated and fractionation shows elevation of dermatan sulfate and heparan sulfate.  On occasion, the test may be performed based on strong clinical suspicion of MPS I.
 
Alternate Name:  Alpha-L-Iduronidase
 
Collection Devices:
Specimen Required:
Whole Blood: 2.0 mL
Pediatric Whole Blood: 0.5 mL
Referral:

Provide a reason for referral with each specimen.
Requisition:
Reference Values:
An interpretive report will be included with the result.
Availability:
Once Per Week
Test performed on Thursday mornings at MML. Analytic time: 8 days
See Also:
More Information:
Stability:  7 days ambient or refrigerated. 
Store and ship ambient or refrigerated to Mayo Medical Laboratories.  Test ID:  IDSWB