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Test Code B0019
Test Summary

This test detects acid alpha-glucosidase activity.

Turn-Around-Time (TAT)* 3  days
Acceptable Sample Types
Dried Blood Spots
Whole Blood (EDTA)
Acceptable Billing Types
Self (patient) Payment
Institutional Billing
*TAT starts after the sample and all required sample information is received at PerkinElmer Genomics, or after the benefits investigation is complete if requested for commercial insurance billing.

This test detects acid alpha-glucosidase enzyme activity that has been associated Pompe disease.

This test may be appropriate for individuals with a clinical suspicion of Pompe disease and/or individuals with a family history of this condition.

Pompe disease is a glycogen storage disorder characterized by a deficiency of the lysosomal enzyme acid-alpha glucosidase. There are three types of Pompe disease: infantile-onset, non-classic infantile-onset, and late-onset. The infantile-onset is the classic form where symptoms begin a few months after birth. Affected infants present with myopathy, hypotonia, hepatomegaly, and heart defects. They are usually described as “floppy”, have difficulty feeding, and fail to thrive. If left untreated, death from heart failure occurs in the first year of life. Late-onset Pompe disease is defined onset before age 12 months without cardiomyopathy and all individuals with onset after age 12 months. Pompe disease is estimated to affect 1 in 40,000 individuals in the United States and varies among different ethnic groups.

Tandem mass spectrometry analysis can be coupled with liquid chromatography, a technique referred to as LC-MS/MS. In this methodology, chromatography is used to separate analytes of interest prior to measurement by the mass spectrometer. This separation reduces interference from matrix components and can also allow for the measurement of analytes that have the same mass (isobaric species), thereby improving analytical specificity compared to MS/MS.

Dried Blood Spots
Collection Container(s):

Dried blood spot card

Collection:

Follow kit instructions. Briefly, allow blood to saturate card until indicated areas are filled and blood has soaked through card. Air dry card at ambient temperature for at least 3 hours.

  • NBS: Please contact PKIG to request the StepOne® kit.
  • Gene Sequencing: Please contact PKIG to request the DBS collection kit.
  • For pre-punched DBS: The required minimum 6 punches with 3.2 mm or 4 punches 4.75 mm.
Condition: Follow the instructions provided with the collection set. Store the dried blood at ambient temperature for up to two days. If the specimen cannot be sent as soon as it is dry, the filter paper should be placed in a sealable plastic bag and stored in a refrigerator (≤ 8°C) or preferably in a freezer.
Shipping: Follow kit instructions. Double bag and ship overnight at ambient temperature.
Whole Blood (EDTA)
Collection Container(s):

EDTA (purple top)

Collection:

Infants (< 2-years): 2 to 3 mL; Children (>2-years): 3 to 5 mL; Older children and adults: Minimum 5mL. The blood tube should be inverted several times immediately after blood collection to prevent coagulation.

Condition: Store at ambient temperature. Do not refrigerate or freeze.
Shipping: Ship overnight at ambient temperature ensuring receipt within 5-days of collection.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
Clotted or hemolyzed samples are not accepted.

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