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Metachromatic Leucodystrophy Quantitative Blood Test

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Metachromatic Leucodystrophy (MLD) is a rare genetic disorder characterized by the accumulation of fats called sulfatides in cells, particularly affecting the nervous system. This leads to progressive deterioration of intellectual and motor functions. Early diagnosis is crucial for managing the disease and potentially improving the quality of life for affected individuals.

The Metachromatic Leucodystrophy Quantitative Blood Test is a diagnostic tool used to measure the levels of sulfatides in the blood, which can indicate the presence of MLD. This test is particularly valuable for families with a history of MLD, as it can help in early detection even before symptoms manifest.

At DNA Labs UAE, this test is available for a cost of 440 AED. DNA Labs UAE is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and experienced professionals to conduct this test with high accuracy and reliability. Opting for this test at DNA Labs UAE ensures that individuals and families receive crucial information about MLD, enabling them to make informed decisions regarding health and treatment options.

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METACHROMATIC LEUCODYSTROPHY QUANTITATIVE BLOOD Test

Test Name: METACHROMATIC LEUCODYSTROPHY QUANTITATIVE BLOOD Test

Components: ARSA enzyme activity level

Price: 440.0 AED

Sample Condition: 10 mL (7.5 mL min.) whole blood from 3 Lavender Top (EDTA) tubes OR 10 mL (7.5 mL min.) whole blood from 3 Green Top (Sodium Heparin) tubes. Ship refrigerated. DO NOT FREEZE. Provide brief clinical history.

Report Delivery: Sample Daily by 4 pm; Report 4 days

Method: Spectrophotometry

Test type: Inborn errors of metabolism

Doctor: Pediatrician

Test Department: GENETIC

Pre Test Information: Provide brief clinical history.

Test Details:

Metachromatic leukodystrophy (MLD) is a rare genetic disorder that affects the nervous system. It is caused by a deficiency of an enzyme called arylsulfatase A (ARSA), which leads to the accumulation of a substance called sulfatide in the brain and other tissues.

A quantitative blood test for MLD involves measuring the activity level of ARSA enzyme in the blood. This test can help diagnose MLD and determine the severity of the disease.

During the test, a blood sample is taken from the individual and sent to a laboratory for analysis. The laboratory measures the activity level of ARSA enzyme in the blood, typically using a method called enzyme assay. The result is then compared to the normal range of ARSA activity to determine if there is a deficiency.

A lower than normal activity level of ARSA enzyme in the blood suggests a possible diagnosis of MLD. However, it is important to note that this test alone may not be sufficient for diagnosis, as other conditions can also cause a decrease in ARSA activity. Therefore, additional tests, such as genetic testing or a nerve biopsy, may be necessary to confirm the diagnosis of MLD.

It is recommended to consult with a healthcare professional or a genetic counselor for further information and guidance regarding the quantitative blood test for MLD.

Test Name METACHROMATIC LEUCODYSTROPHY QUANTITATIVE BLOOD Test
Components
Price 440.0 AED
Sample Condition 10 mL (7.5 mL min.) whole blood from\n3 Lavender Top (EDTA) tubes OR 10 mL (7.5 mL min.) whole blood from 3 Green Top (Sodium Heparin) tubes. Ship refrigerated. DO NOT FREEZE. Provide brief clinical history.
Report Delivery Sample Daily by 4 pm; Report 4 days
Method Spectrophotometry
Test type Inborn errors of metabolism
Doctor Pediatrician
Test Department: GENETIC
Pre Test Information Provide brief clinical history.
Test Details

Metachromatic leukodystrophy (MLD) is a rare genetic disorder that affects the nervous system. It is caused by a deficiency of an enzyme called arylsulfatase A (ARSA), which leads to the accumulation of a substance called sulfatide in the brain and other tissues.

A quantitative blood test for MLD involves measuring the activity level of ARSA enzyme in the blood. This test can help diagnose MLD and determine the severity of the disease.

During the test, a blood sample is taken from the individual and sent to a laboratory for analysis. The laboratory measures the activity level of ARSA enzyme in the blood, typically using a method called enzyme assay. The result is then compared to the normal range of ARSA activity to determine if there is a deficiency.

A lower than normal activity level of ARSA enzyme in the blood suggests a possible diagnosis of MLD. However, it is important to note that this test alone may not be sufficient for diagnosis, as other conditions can also cause a decrease in ARSA activity. Therefore, additional tests, such as genetic testing or a nerve biopsy, may be necessary to confirm the diagnosis of MLD.

It is recommended to consult with a healthcare professional or a genetic counselor for further information and guidance regarding the quantitative blood test for MLD.