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Laboratory Medicine

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Beta-Hexosaminidase, Serum

Test Name

Beta-Hexosaminidase, Serum

Gold Tube Green Tube Specimen Type / Requirements


Container Type = 1 Gold or Red top for male patients

Container Type = 1 Green top for female patients

Minimum Volume = 2mL Serum for male or Plasma for female

Tubes must fill to at least ½ or greater of its vacuum capacity

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Collect sample in a red or gold top tube for male patients and green top tube to female patients. Indicate patient's age, gender and race. For female patient indicate if pregnant or on oral contraceptives and submit 2 mL Plasma (Heparin) instead of serum Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label.

Laboratory Staff Instructions: Separate and freeze immediately. Store and send frozen.

Stability: Stable frozen for 14 days.

Rejection Criteria: Non frozen, unlabeled or samples of non sufficient quantity.

Transportation: Send samples to core laboratory as soon as possible.

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

10 days

Test Utilization

Reference Value

β-Hexosaminidase: 439 - 1300 nmol/h/mL

Test Code



Enzymatic Fluorimetric

Testing Location

Referred Out – ON, Canada (ROICL02)

Other Information

Last Updated: January 20, 2020