Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Alpha-Fucosidase, Leukocyte/Plasma/Fibroblasts

Test Name: Alpha-Fucosidase, Leukocyte/Plasma/Fibroblasts
Alternate Name(s): Fucosidosis
Laboratory: Biochemical Genetics
Specimen Type: 1. 2 x 6 mL Dark Green (Sodium Heparinized) top Vacutainer
2. 4.5 mL Green (Lithium Heparin) top Vacutainer tube (preferred specimen type)
3. Fibroblasts
Collection Information: Sample must be collected so that it will be received in lab no later than 3:00pm of collection day.

1. Send 8-10 mL whole blood immediately. Keep cold but not frozen.

2. The preferred specimen is plasma. A minimum volume of 1 mL of plasma is required for testing.

3. Collect fibroblasts and send in a sterile container.
Requisition: 1. & 2. GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION

3. REGIONAL CYTOGENETICS REQUISITION
Test Schedule: As required
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
 
Stat
 
 
Reference Range: Leukocyte:
60-121 nmol/hr/mg protein

Plasma:
214-1070 nmol/hr/mL plasma

Fibroblast:
54-313 nmol/hr/mg protein
Effective Date: 2009-10-01
Revised Date: 2013-04-10
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments:  
Special Processing:  
Comments:  
Method of Analysis:  
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: Sample must be sent to lab immediately.
System Codes: 
Cerner
AFUCL/AFUCO/Fibroblast-Use Req
 
Referred To: Biochemical Genetics Laboratory
London Health Sciences Centre
Victoria Hospital Westminster Tower
Room E3-219
800 Commissioners Road East
London, Ontario
N6A 5W9

519-685-8500
Joanne ext. 71560
Specimen Receiving ext. 71561
Fax: 519-858-1063

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