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Test ID: MUGS    
Hexosaminidase A (MUGS), Serum

Secondary ID A test code used for billing and in test definitions created prior to November 2011

80350

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.

Yes

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

A second-order test for diagnosing the B1 variant of Tay-Sachs disease

 

This test should be ordered when the patient exhibits Tay-Sachs symptoms, but has tested as normal, ambiguous, or carrier by either NAGS / Hexosaminidase A and Total Hexosaminidase, Serum or NAGW / Hexosaminidase A and Total Hexosaminidase, Leukocytes.

Genetics Test Information Provides information that may help with selection of the correct test or proper submission of the test request

This test should only be used to investigate for the rare B-1 variant of Tay-Sachs disease.

 

This test should be ordered when the patient exhibits Tay-Sachs symptoms, but has tested as normal, ambiguous, or carrier by either NAGS / Hexosaminidase A and Total Hexosaminidase, Serum or NAGW / Hexosaminidase A and Total Hexosaminidase, Leukocytes. If you have questions, please call Mayo Medical Laboratories at 800-533-1710 or 507-266-5700 and ask for the on-call biochemical genetics counselor.

Special Instructions and Forms Describes specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to test. Also includes pertinent information and consent forms to be used when requesting a particular test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Fluorometric Manual Method Using 4-MUGS Substrate

Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Hexosaminidase A (MUGS), S

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

B 1 Variant
B-1 Variant
B1 Variant
GM2 Gangliosidosis