TAY SACHS, BIOCHEMICAL, SERUM

Synonyms: Beta-Hexosaminidase A and Total Beta-Hexosaminidase From Serum; GM2 Gangliosidosis
Computer Code: (RTYSC)
Specimen Collection: 7 mL blood (red top tube). Deliver to Special Chemistry immediately. Should not be used for Pregnant women or women taking birth control pills.
Minimum Volume: 3 mL
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Allow to clot, centrifuge, remove serum, freeze. Serum must be removed from cells within 30 minutes. Min 1 mL serum.
Reference Values: See reference laboratory report.
Lab Code: CC REF
Requisition: SPEC C
Test Frequency: NA
Routine TAT: 7 days
Stat TAT: N/A
CPT Code(s): 83080
LCD or NCD:
Methodology Used:
See Addendum XVII