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Test ID: AGAS    
Alpha-Galactosidase, Serum

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

8784

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

Diagnosis of Fabry disease in males

 

Serum testing is the preferred screen for Fabry disease

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

Serum is the preferred screening specimen.

 

Enzyme testing is useful in identifying affected males.

 

Enzyme levels for carriers are usually within the normal range. Order FABMS / Fabry Disease, Full Gene Analysis for carrier testing.

Testing Algorithm Delineates situation(s) when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

See Fabry Disease Testing Algorithm in Special Instructions.

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

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

Alpha-Galactosidase, S

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

a-Gal A
Alpha Galactosidase
Anderson Fabry Disease
Ceramide Trihexosidase
Fabry Disease
Fabry's Disease
Galactosidase, Alpha
GLA Deficiency