AGABS - Overview: Alpha-Galactosidase, Blood Spot

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: AGABS    
Alpha-Galactosidase, Blood Spot

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

Evaluation of patients with a clinical presentation suggestive of Fabry disease

 

Follow-up to an abnormal newborn screen for Fabry disease

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

The following algorithms are available in Special Instructions:

-Fabry Disease Testing Algorithm

-Fabry Disease: Newborn Screen-Positive Follow-up

 

For more information, see Newborn Screening Act Sheet Fabry Disease: Decreased Alpha-Galactosidase A in Special Instructions.

Special Instructions and Forms Library of PDFs including pertinent information and consent forms, specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to test

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

Fluorometric Enzyme Assay

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

Yes

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

Alpha-Galactosidase, BS

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

a-galactosidase A
Alpha Galactosidase
Anderson-Fabry Disease
Ceramide trihexosidase
Fabry Disease
Fabry's Disease
Galactosidase, Alpha
GLA Deficiency