Beta Glucuronidase

Also known as: lysosomal for MPS VII.

What is a beta glucuronidase test?

A beta glucuronidase test is a blood test performed in children to diagnose an inherited disorder known as mucopolysaccharidosis type VII (MPS VII), also known as Sly syndrome. MPS VII is related to a deficiency of the beta- glucuronidase enzyme.

What happens during the procedure?

A routine blood draw is required in order to perform the beta glucuronidase 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