A completed Tay-Sachs Disease Screening Questionnaires must accompany specimens. Call 800-345-4363 to request forms, or print the form from the Genetics Appendix online.
4 - 14 days
Turnaround time is defined as the usual number of days from the date of pickup of a specimen for testing to when the result is released to the ordering provider. In some cases, additional time should be allowed for additional confirmatory or additional reflex tests. Testing schedules may vary.
Separate serum from cells within 30 minutes of collection. Transfer specimen to a plastic transport tube before freezing. To avoid delays in turnaround time when requesting multiple tests on frozen samples, please submit separate frozen specimens for each test requested.
Quantity not sufficient for analysis; thawed specimen
Determine Tay-Sachs carrier and affected status. This serum assay should not be performed on women who are pregnant or who are taking oral contraceptives. Identification of Sandhoff carrier and affected status. May be used in the diagnosis of I-cell disease.
This assay may not detect patients or carriers of rare variants of Tay-Sachs disease such as the B-1 variant or the activator protein deficiency.
This test was developed, and its performance characteristics determined, by LabCorp. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Determination of enzymatic activity using heat inactivation
|Order Code||Order Code Name||Order Loinc||Result Code||Result Code Name||UofM||Result LOINC|
|510412||Tay-Sachs, Biochemical, Serum||2643-5||510414||% Hex A||%||12914-8|
|510412||Tay-Sachs, Biochemical, Serum||2643-5||510415||Total Activity||nmol/hr/mL||2643-5|
|510412||Tay-Sachs, Biochemical, Serum||2643-5||510416||Tot Act of Norm Ctrl||nmol/hr/mL||n/a|
|510412||Tay-Sachs, Biochemical, Serum||2643-5||510417||Results:||n/a|
|510412||Tay-Sachs, Biochemical, Serum||2643-5||510419||Director Review||72486-4|
|510412||Tay-Sachs, Biochemical, Serum||2643-5||512339||Methodology||49549-9|
|510412||Tay-Sachs, Biochemical, Serum||2643-5||402367||Disclaimer:||n/a|
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