Beta Glucosidase

Also known as: lysosomal for Gaucher, BGL, leukocytes.

What is a beta glucosidase test?

Beta glucosidase test is a blood test performed in children to diagnose an inherited disorder known as Gaucher disease. Gaucher disease is related to a deficiency of the beta-glucosidase enzyme.

What happens during the procedure?

A routine blood draw is required in order to perform the beta glucosidase test. The blood sample is then taken to a laboratory for testing and analysis.

Is any special preparation needed?

In most cases, 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 the test.

Reviewed by: Paul Cardenas, MD

This page was last updated on: March 26, 2019 12:25 PM