Sanfilippo B (Lysosomal Enzyme - MPS III)

Also known as: lysosomal enzyme - MPS III, sanfilippo syndrome panel, mucopolysaccharidosis.

What is Sanfilippo B?

Sanfilippo syndrome (also known as MPS III) is a genetic disorder in which the body cannot break down certain large sugar molecules due to missing enzymes. The result is a number of different health problems as a result. The Sanfilippo enzyme test is a blood test that is typically part of a Sanfilippo syndrome panel in order to identify the disease.

What happens during the procedure?

A routine blood draw is required in order to begin the Sanfilippo test. The blood sample is then taken to a laboratory for testing and analysis. A sample of urine may also be collected and sent to a laboratory for further analysis.

Is any special preparation needed?

There is no special preparation needed prior to this test.

What are the risk factors?

Infection, bleeding and damage to surrounding organs and tissues are potential risks of the Sanfilippo blood test. There are no risk factors related to the urine test.

Reviewed by: Sajel L Kana, MD

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