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Tay Sachs Screen

Test Name: Tay Sachs Screen
Alternate Description: Hexosaminidase A
LIS Code:
Lab Section:

Specimen Processing Area

Fluid Type:

Serum

Minimum Volume:

2 ml serum

Patient Preparation:

Patient should be fasting over night

Specimen Tube Type Transport:

Non Gel Red Top

Container (Whole Blood Required):

14 ml whole blood in a (2) Non Gel Red Tops

Additional Test Information:

Take to Specimen Processing Area ASAP after collection

Specimen Transport:

Frozen

Specimen Preparation (In House):

Refrigerate until clotted. Spin, separate, freeze immediately in a plastic aliquot tube until shipped