Test Catalog

Test ID: AGAW    
Alpha-Galactosidase, Leukocytes

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Diagnosis of Fabry disease in male patients


Verifying abnormal serum alpha-galactosidase results in male patients with a clinical presentation suggestive of Fabry disease


This test is not useful for patients undergoing a work-up for a meat or meat-derived product allergy.

Genetics Test Information Provides information that may help with selection of the correct genetic test or proper submission of the test request

Fabry disease is caused by deficient activity of the enzyme alpha-galactosidase A and results in damage to multiple organs including the kidney, heart, and brain.


Treatment with enzyme replacement therapy is available for individuals with Fabry disease.

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Flow Injection Analysis-Tandem Mass Spectrometry

NY State Available Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test

Alpha-Galactosidase, Leukocytes

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Alpha-Galactosidase A
Anderson Fabry Disease
Anderson-Fabry Disease
Ceramide Trihexosidase
Fabry Disease
Fabry's Disease
Galactosidase, Alpha
GLA Deficiency