What is sphingomyelinase?

Also known as: Lysosomal Enzyme for Niemann-Pick Disease.

Niemann-Pick disease is a disorder that affects the body’s ability to breakdown lipids. It results from a deficiency of the lysosomal enzyme known as sphingomyelinase. A sphingomyelinase test is a blood test that checks for a deficiency of the enzyme.

Reviewed by: Sajel L Kana, MD

This page was last updated on: 1/29/2019 3:21:13 PM

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