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Test Identifier Information

 
Registration CodeWCEN
Constituent TestsWhite cell pellet preparation, Blood ;
External Price$712.31(Exclusive of GST)
  

Specimen Collection

 
Pre-Testing Requirements

PLEASE CONTACT LAB ON 0800 843 522 EXT 80118 BEFORE SENDING TO ENSURE SAMPLES ARE PREPARED WITHIN 18 HOURS OF COLLECTION

OUTSIDE Christchurch - DO NOT COLLECT SAMPLES LATE THURSDAY OR ON FRIDAY

Samples MUST arrive at CHL Monday-Friday before 3:30 pm NOT AT WEEKENDS

Specimen Collection Protocols

In the lab prior to leucocyte preparation spot 100uL well mixed EDTA whole blood onto a Guthrie card for alpha-galactosidase measurement (which has been added to lysosomal enzyme panel August 2018). Dry at room temperature. Place in paper envelop NOT plastic. Attention Chris Leaver.

Patient Specimen12mL , EDTA(Lavender)
Paediatric Specimen8 mL MINIMUM whole EDTA blood in ADULT EDTA TUBE
Sample Delivery to LabPromptly to lab must be prepared within 18 hours of collection
  

Instructions for Referral to CHLabs

 
Aliquot Instructionswhole blood
Aliquot Transport to CHLambient protected from extremes of hot or cold
  

CHLabs Laboratory

 
DepartmentBiochemistry - Specialist
Contact Details Email Email
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Contact Phone Number(03) 364 0118 | x80118
Test Availability Mon-Fri
Turnaround Time4 - 6 weeks
Referred toSA Pathology, Adelaide Womens and Childrens Hospital, Australia.
Additional Information

Please provide a FULL clinical summary. White cells need to be prepared within 18 hours of collection - NOT processed at weekends.  Leucocyte Lysosomal Enzyme Analysis includes testing for: Acid lipase, Alpha FucosidaseAlpha-Mannosidase, Arylsulphatase A, Beta-Galactocerebrosidase, Beta-Galactosidase, Beta-Glucuronidase, Beta-Hexosaminidase A, Beta-Hexosaminidase Total, Palmitoyl Protein Thioesterase, Sphingomyelinase, Tripeptidyl Peptidase I, Gauchers - plasma glucosylsphingosine and since August 2018 Fabry disease - blood spot alpha-galactosidase. For more information http://www.sapathology.sa.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/SA+Pathology+Internet+Content+New/Content/Clinicians/Pathology+Collection+Guide/

Dried blood spots on Guthrie card now the preferred sample for Pompe disease and alpha-galactosidase testing.

Samples for VLCFA best taken in Chch from the whole blood sample sent for white cell enzymes to ensure as much whole EDTA blood  is available for preparation of white cell (ie. don't separate for VLCFA prior to sending blood for WC enzymes). SEPARATING STAFF - PLEASE INFORM CHRIS LEAVER/ MILA NIKOLIC EXT 80118 WHEN SAMPLES HAVE ARRIVED                                                       

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