Newcastle Laboratories

Alpha galactosidase (for Fabry disease confirmation)

Clinical Background:

Due to the poor quality of blood spot samples collected on wards and in clinics, it is recommended that whole blood samples should be sent to the lab and blood spots prepared by laboratory staff. 

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Due to the poor quality of blood spot samples collected on wards and in clinics, it is recommended that whole blood samples should be sent to the lab and blood spots prepared by laboratory staff. 

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Test Details

  • Discipline:

    Biochemistry

    Biochemistry

  • Specimen Container Adult:

    EDTA whole blood

    Lithium Heparin is acceptable - must be indicated as Lithium Heparin on request

     

    EDTA whole blood

    Lithium Heparin is acceptable - must be indicated as Lithium Heparin on request

     

  • Specimen Container Paediatric:

    EDTA whole blood

    Lithium Heparin is acceptable - must be indicated as Lithium Heparin on request

     

    EDTA whole blood

    Lithium Heparin is acceptable - must be indicated as Lithium Heparin on request

     

  • Minimum Volume Adult:

    5 mL

    5 mL

  • Minimum Volume Paediatric:

    5 mL

    5 mL

  • Sample Stability:

    Store sample at 4°C

    Store sample at 4°C

  • Transport Requirements:

    Must be posted within 1 day

    Do not send on a Friday

    Must be posted within 1 day

    Do not send on a Friday

  • Reference Ranges:

    3 - 20 µmol/mL/hr

    3 - 20 µmol/mL/hr

  • Other Info:

    Female carriers require genetic testing to confirm a diagnosis. 

    Female carriers require genetic testing to confirm a diagnosis. 

  • Routine Contact Name:

    Duty Biochemist

  • Routine Telephone:

    Freeman: 0191 244 8889

    RVI: 0191 282 9719

    Freeman: 0191 244 8889

    RVI: 0191 282 9719

  • Routine Email:

    - For external users: TNU-Tr.duty.biochemist@nhs.net

    - For Trust users: DutyBiochemist@nuth.nhs.uk

  • Specialist Test:

    Yes

    Yes

  • Specialist Contact Name:

    Dr Ann Bowron

    Dr Ann Bowron

  • Specialist Telephone:

    0191 282 9685

    0191 282 9685

  • Specialist Email:

    ann.bowron@nuth.nhs.uk

    ann.bowron@nuth.nhs.uk

Availability:

Sample sent to an external laboratory for analysis

Turn Around:

3 weeks

Send To:

Department of Blood Sciences

Level 3
Leazes Wing
Royal Victoria Infirmary
Queen Victoria Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 4LP

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