BGL - Overview: Beta-Glucosidase, Leukocytes

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Test Name

Test ID: BGL    
Beta-Glucosidase, Leukocytes

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

Diagnosis of Gaucher disease

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Gaucher disease (GD) is a lysosomal storage disorder that encompasses a spectrum of clinical features ranging from asymptomatic to perinatal lethal.


Type 1 is the most common form of GD (95% of cases) and is the presentation commonly found among Ashkenazi Jewish patients.


Diagnosis of GD depends on the demonstration of absent or deficient activity of acid beta-glucosidase in leukocytes or other nucleated cells.


Because of the overlap in enzyme activity between carriers and noncarriers, this test cannot be used to establish carrier status.

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Beta-Glucosidase, Leukocytes

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

Acid Beta-Glucosidase
Gaucher's Disease
GBA Deficiency
GD 1
Glucocerebrosidase Deficiency
Glucosidase, Beta