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Diagnostic Tests » Hexosaminidase



Hexosaminidase: The hexosaminidase test measures the amount of an enzyme, hexosaminidase, in the blood, and is used to diagnose Tay-Sachs disease; the disease is caused by mutation that prevents synthesis of the hexosaminidase alpha (A) subunit.

Diseases Associated with Hexosaminidase

These diseases or medical conditions may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Hexosaminidase:

  • Tay-Sachs disease (decreased hexosaminidase A)
  • Sandhoff disease (decreased hexosaminidase A and B)

Basic Information: Hexosaminidase

Disease or Condition count: 0; see list of conditions below. These are the diseases or medical conditions in which the medical test 'Hexosaminidase' may be involved.

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