Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests

Red cell or white cell enzyme Test in Kenya

Brief Description

This test is used to analyse lysosomal enzymes"," whose main function is digestion of complex substrates within a cell. Lysosomal enzymes deficiency causes accumulation of macromolecules within the cells in the affected organs"," impairing their function.

Synonyms

None

Patient Preparation

There are no special requirements for this test.

Sample Type

Whole blood

Sample volume

8.0 mL

Sample collection Container

EDTA tube (purple top)

Sample collection instructions

Sample should be mixed gently immediately after collection"," for proper mixing of blood with the anticoagulant.

Sample storage

Samples should be processed within 24 hrs of collection.

Reference range

Specific enzyme levels are not reported with this screening test. The report will include an interpr

Results Turnaround

21 days after sample collection.

Diseases / Diagnostic Indicators

This test is used to diagnose lysosomal storage disorders. They include: Metachromatic Leukodystrophy"," I-cell disease"," Fabry disease"," GM1 Gangliosidosis"," Fucosidosis"," Mannosidosis"," MPS type VII"," Sandhoff disease"," Tay Sachs disease"," Schindler disease"," Chitotriosidase (Gaucher)","