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ID:444 Tay Sachs Screen (beta-hexaminidase A)
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DescriptionTay-Sachs disease is caused by a deficiency of beta-hexaminidase A. It is a lysosomal storgae disorder.
Indication
Additional Info
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna
Interpretation

DepartmentBiochemistry
SampleBlood
TubeEDTA (Haem)
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Collection ConditionsContact Clinical Biochemistry before taking sample. Samples have to be sent to Manchester by post, must arrive and be processed within 24 hours. Monday to Wednesday only
Min. Vol5 mL
Freq.Referred to external laboratory

Ref. Range (Male)
Ref. Range (Female)
Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range NotesPlasma 50-250 umol/l/h
Units
IP Acute TAT2 weeks
IP Routine TAT2 weeks
GP Acute TAT2 weeks
GP Routine TAT2 weeks
Turnround CommentHeather Church / Karen Tylee:Heather.Church@cmft.nhs.uk

Originally edited by : Robert Barski. Review due on 17/10/2017. Published By on 17/10/2017.