Lysosomal Storage Disease Enzyme Testing

Also known as: lysosomal enzyme panel, lysosomal enzyme screen, lysosomal enzyme testing, LSD enzyme testing.

What is lysosomal storage disease (LSD) enzyme testing?

LSD enzyme testing (also called a lysosomal enzyme screen) is a biochemical test to look for the presence of a number of lysosomal enzymes in the blood. It is a helpful test in the diagnosis of a variety of different lysosomal storage disorders.

What happens during the procedure?

A routine blood draw is required in order to begin the LSD enzyme testing. The blood sample is then taken to a laboratory for testing and analysis.

Is any special preparation needed?

No special preparation is needed for the test.

What are the risk factors?

Infection, bleeding and damage to surrounding organs and tissues are potential risks of any blood draw.

Reviewed by: Sajel L Kana, MD

This page was last updated on: March 26, 2019 12:26 PM