Test Catalog

Test Id : FUCW

Alpha-Fucosidase, Leukocytes

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

Detection of fucosidosis

 

This test is not useful for establishing carrier status for fucosidosis.

Genetics Test Information
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Fucosidosis is an autosomal recessive lysosomal storage disorder caused by reduced or absent alpha-L-fucosidase enzyme activity.

 

Determining enzymatic activity is the next step of the diagnostic workup for an individual clinically suspicious for an oligosaccharidosis and with a positive screening result suggestive of fucosidosis.

Testing Algorithm
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Special Instructions
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Method Name
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Fluorometric

NY State Available
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Yes

Reporting Name
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Alpha-Fucosidase, Leukocytes

Aliases
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Alpha-L-Fucosidase

Fucosidase

Fucosidase, Alpha

Fucosidosis

Testing Algorithm
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Specimen Type
Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Whole Blood ACD

Ordering Guidance

If clinically suspicious of an oligosaccharidosis, a screening test is available. Order OLIGU / Oligosaccharide Screen, Random, Urine.

Shipping Instructions

For optimal isolation of leukocytes, it is recommended the specimen arrive refrigerate within 6 days of collection to be stabilized. Collect specimen Monday through Thursday only and not the day before a holiday. Specimen should be collected and packaged as close to shipping time as possible.

Specimen Required
Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Yellow top (ACD solution B)

Acceptable: Yellow top (ACD solution A)

Specimen Volume: 6 mL

Collection Instructions: Send specimen in original tube. Do not aliquot.

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

Forms

1. New York Clients-Informed consent is required. Document on the request form or electronic order that a copy is on file. The following documents are available:

-Informed Consent for Genetic Testing (T576)

-Informed Consent for Genetic Testing-Spanish (T826)

2. Biochemical Genetics Patient Information (T602)

3. If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Biochemical Genetics Test Request (T798) with the specimen.

Specimen Minimum Volume
Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

5 mL

Reject Due To
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Gross hemolysis Reject

Specimen Stability Information
Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Whole Blood ACD Refrigerated (preferred) 6 days YELLOW TOP/ACD
Ambient 6 days YELLOW TOP/ACD

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

Detection of fucosidosis

 

This test is not useful for establishing carrier status for fucosidosis.

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

Fucosidosis is an autosomal recessive lysosomal storage disorder caused by reduced or absent alpha-L-fucosidase enzyme activity.

 

Determining enzymatic activity is the next step of the diagnostic workup for an individual clinically suspicious for an oligosaccharidosis and with a positive screening result suggestive of fucosidosis.

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

Clinical Information
Discusses physiology, pathophysiology, and general clinical aspects, as they relate to a laboratory test

Fucosidosis is an autosomal recessive lysosomal storage disorder caused by reduced or absent alpha-L-fucosidase enzyme activity. This enzyme is involved in degrading asparagine-linked, fucose-containing complex molecules (oligosaccharides and glycoasparagines) present in cells. Reduced or absent activity of this enzyme results in the abnormal accumulation of these molecules in the tissues and body fluids.

Severe and mild subgroups of fucosidosis, designated types I and II, have been described, although recent data suggests individual patients may represent a continuum within a wide spectrum of severity. The more severe type is characterized by infantile onset, rapid psychomotor regression, and severe neurologic deterioration. Additionally, dysostosis multiplex and elevated sweat sodium chloride are frequent findings. Death typically occurs within the first decade of life. Those with the milder phenotype express comparatively mild psychomotor and neurologic regression, radiologic signs of dysostosis multiplex, and skin lesions (angiokeratoma corporis diffusum). Normal sweat salinity, the presence of the skin lesions, and survival into adulthood most readily distinguish milder from more severe phenotypes. Fucosidosis is an autosomal recessive condition resulting from two biallelic pathogenic variants in the FUCA1 gene. Although the disorder is panethnic, the majority of reported patients with fucosidosis have been from Italy and southwestern United States. To date, about 100 cases have been reported worldwide.

 

An initial diagnostic workup includes a urine screening assay for several oligosaccharidosis (OLIGU / Oligosaccharide Screen, Random, Urine). If the screening assay is suggestive of fucosidosis, enzyme analysis of alpha-L-fucosidase can confirm the diagnosis.

Reference Values
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> or =0.32 nmol/min/mg protein

Interpretation
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Values below 0.32 nmol/min/mg protein are consistent with a diagnosis of fucosidosis.

Cautions
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No significant cautionary statements

Clinical Reference
Recommendations for in-depth reading of a clinical nature

1. Enns GM, Steiner RD, Cowan TM: Lysosomal disorders. In: Sarafoglou K, Hoffmann GF, Roth KS, eds. Pediatric Endocrinology and Inborn Errors of Metabolism. McGraw-Hill Medical Division; 2009:747-748

2. Thomas GH: Disorders of glycoprotein degradation: Alpha-mannosidosis, beta-mannosidosis, fucosidosis, and sialidosis. In: Valle DL, Antonarakis S, Ballabio A, Beaudet AL, Mitchell GA, eds. The Online Metabolic and Molecular Bases of Inherited Disease. McGraw-Hill; 2019. Accessed February 17, 2022. Available at: https://ommbid.mhmedical.com/content.aspx?sectionid=225545029

3. Stepien KM, Ciara E, Jezela-Stanek A. Fucosidosis-clinical manifestation, long-term outcomes, and genetic profile-review and case series. Genes (Basel). 2020 Nov 22;11(11):1383. doi: 10.3390/genes11111383

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

Method Description
Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference

Incubation of 4-methylumbelliferyl-alpha-L-fucopyranoside with cell homogenates results in cleavage of the substrate by alpha-L-fucosidase yielding 4-methylumbelliferone (4-MU) and fucose. Free 4-MU can be quantitated by measurement of the fluorescence.(Beratis NG, Turner BM, Labadie G, Hirschhorn K: a-L-fucosidase in cultured skin fibroblasts from normal subjects and fucosidosis patients. Pediatr Res. 1977 Jul;11[7]:862-866; Cowan T, Pasquali M: Laboratory investigations of inborn errors of metabolism. In: Sarafoglou K, Hoffman GF, Roth KS. Eds. Pediatric Endocrinology and Inborn Errors of Metabolism. 2nd ed. McGraw-Hill; 2017:1139-1158)

PDF Report
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No

Day(s) Performed
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Preanalytical processing: Monday through Saturday

Assay performed: Once per month

Report Available
The interval of time (receipt of sample at Mayo Clinic Laboratories to results available) taking into account standard setup days and weekends. The first day is the time that it typically takes for a result to be available. The last day is the time it might take, accounting for any necessary repeated testing.

30 to 45 days

Specimen Retention Time
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WBC homogenate: 1 month

Performing Laboratory Location
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Rochester

Fees
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Test Classification
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This test was developed, and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information
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CPT codes are provided by the performing laboratory.

82657

LOINC® Information
Provides guidance in determining the Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC) values for the order and results codes of this test. LOINC values are provided by the performing laboratory.

Test Id Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
FUCW Alpha-Fucosidase, Leukocytes 24047-3
Result Id Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
Applies only to results expressed in units of measure originally reported by the performing laboratory. These values do not apply to results that are converted to other units of measure.
8814 Alpha-Fucosidase, Leukocytes 24047-3
35635 Interpretation (FUCW) 59462-2
35634 Reviewed By 18771-6

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Setup Files
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Sample Reports
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SI Sample Reports
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