Lysozyme (Muramidase), Plasma
Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference
The term "lysozyme" is derived from the ability of this enzyme to dissolve the walls of certain bacteria, including Micrococcus lysodeikticus. This organism is suspended in buffer, and the plasma sample is added. The resulting decrease in turbidity is measured spectrophotometrically. The rate of clearing is a reflection of the concentration of the enzyme.(Litwack G: Photometric determination of lysozyme activity. Proc Soc Exp Biol Med 1955;89:401-403)
Day(s) and Time(s) Test Performed Outlines the days and times the test is performed. This field reflects the day and time the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time required before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means assays are performed several times during the day.
Monday through Friday