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

Fee code: 16155

Method description


Delivery time

90 days

Note to delivery time


Samples should not be frozen. IBC laboratory must receive the samples within 24 hours after collection.

Specimen type

Skin biopsy (for fibroblast culture)

Specimen volume

Área de 3 mm2 y 1 mm de profundidad

Specimen minimum volume

Área de 3 mm2 y 1 mm profundidad

Collection instructions

Skin biopsy of the inside of the forearm previously disinfected with 96ºC alcohol. Place the biopsy in a sealed sterile tube with screw cap and sterile culture medium.

Preanalytic treatment


Transport conditions

At room temperature

Rejection criteria

Frozen specimen, Contaminated specimen


Reference values

Values Units   Age  
Sphingomyelinase 40 - 112 nmol/h/mg prot.    

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