Days Set Up
Analytic Time

10 - 18 days

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Fluorometric Enzyme Assay

Test Usage

Deficiency of lysosomal acid lipase (LAL) results in 2 clinically distinct phenotypes, Wolman disease (WD) and cholesteryl ester storage disease (CESD). Both phenotypes follow an autosomal recessive inheritance pattern and are caused by mutation in the LIPA gene.

Reference Range

> or =21.0 nmol/hour/mL

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Onsite

Draw blood in lavender, ACD or green top tube. Send whole blood to Specimen Processing

Collection Offsite

Draw blood in lavender, ACD or green top tube. Send whole blood to Specimen Processing refrigerated. DO NOT spin or aliquot

Normal Volume
2 mL
Minimum Volume
0.5 mL

Billing Information

CPT Code
Pro Fee Code
73958-1, 18771-6, 59462-2

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Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.