Tay-Sachs Enzyme Carrier
Label Mnemonic: TSECT
Epic Lab Code: LAB4133
Downtime Form: A-1a Miscellaneous Request
Commercial Mail-out Laboratory
5231 RCP
356-8593
Specimen(s):
Whole Blood
Collection Medium:
and
Yellow top tube 8.5 mL (ACD solution A) Yellow top tube 8.5 mL (ACD solution A)
Minimum:
Adult minimum: 10 mL whole blood
Rejection Criteria:
Frozen specimen; hemolysis; quantity not sufficient for analysis; improper container; unlabeled or mislabeled specimen.

Samples must reach reference laboratory within two days of collection.
Turn Around Time:
10-14 days upon receipt at reference laboratory
Comments:
Submit requisition with patient's clinical symptoms and ethnicity. A completed questionnaire should accompany all specimens.
Methodology:
Determination of enzymatic activity using heat inactivation
CPT Code:
83080