Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference
Incubation of 4-methylumbelliferyl beta-D-glucopyranoside with leukocyte or fibroblast homogenates produces 4-methylumbelliferone in the presence of this enzyme, which is measured fluorometrically. (Chiao YB, Glew RH, Diven WF, Lee RE: Comparison of various beta-glucosidase assays used to diagnose Gaucher's disease. Clin Chim Acta 1980;105:41-50; Raghaven SS, Topol J, Kolodny EH: Leukocyte beta-glucosidase in homozygotes and heterozygotes for Gaucher disease. Am J Hum Genet 1980;32:158-173)
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.
Specimens are processed Monday through Sunday.
Assay is performed on Wednesday.