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Laboratory Medicine

Test Directory / Alpha-galactosidase


Guthrie Card

Common AbbreviationsFabry's Screen, AG/ AGB
Tube typeGuthrie Card
Clinical IndicationDiagnosis of Fabry disease, a rare genetic lysosomal storage disorder
Specimen TypeDried Blood Spot
Sample typeDried Blood Spot
Minimum Volume2 spots
Special PrecautionsSamples must be received by referral laboratory within 72h of collection, therefore samples for this test should only be taken Monday - Wednesday to prevent delays in postage/receipt over the weekend
StabilityContact Referral Laboratory
Turnaround Time1 month
LaboratoryWillink Unit St Mary's Hospital Oxford Road Manchester M13 9WL 0161 701 2143
Reference IntervalContact Referral Laboratory
LimitationsContact Referral Laboratory
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