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Test Catalog

Test ID: LGBWB    
Globotriaosylsphingosine, Blood

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Whole blood

Ordering Guidance

Serum is the recommended specimen type for monitoring patients with Fabry disease. For more information see LGB3S / Globotriaosylsphingosine, Serum.

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

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Lavender top (EDTA)

Acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin, lithium heparin) and yellow top (ACD B)

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Forms

1. Biochemical Genetics Patient Information (T602) in Special Instructions.

2. If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send an Inborn Errors of Metabolism 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

0.25 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Gross hemolysis OK
Gross lipemia OK
Gross icterus OK

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 TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
Whole bloodRefrigerated (preferred)72 hours
 Ambient 48 hours