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Sphingomyelinase (Niemann-Pick disease types A and B), leukocytes

Fee code: 16005

Method description


Delivery time

28 days

Note to delivery time


Leukocyte preparation can be performed in our laboratory from whole blood sample. In that case please contact us previously. If preferred, frozen leukocytes on dry ice could be sent (isolated as described in Annex II). Please, enclose control leukocytes sample from an unrelated individual. Attach brief medical history.

Specimen type

Whole blood (anticoagulant: heparin)

Specimen volume

10 mL

Specimen minimum volume

10 mL

Collection instructions


Preanalytic treatment


Transport conditions

At room temperature

Rejection criteria

Frozen specimen


Reference values

Values Units   Age  
Sphingomyelinase 8.5 - 26 nmol/17 h/mg prot.    

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