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Steroid Sulfatase Enzyme Analysis

Clinical System Name

Miscellaneous Test


Results from this test are not useful for Carrier Testing. Please note, carriers may have Steroid Sulfatase levels in the normal range.

Sample Requirements

Specimen: See Note

Container(s): Yellow/ACD A

Preferred Vol: 7.0 - 10.0 mL

Minimum Vol: 5.0 - 7.0 mL


Note: Deliver to lab within one hour. Test can also be performed on Skin Fibroblasts (#4614). Baylor Medical Genetics recommends FISH Analysis (#8485) be performed prior to Enzyme Analysis.

Processing Instructions

Reject due to:

Spin: N

Aliquot: N

Temp: RT

Storage location: Do not spin. Affix large Cerner labels to tubes and place in RT Send Outs rack. Alert Send Outs. Sample must arrive at reference lab within 36 hours from time of collection.


Off-site collection: Send immediately at room temperature. Do not spin.


Specimen Type Temperature Time
  Room temp

36 h

  Refrigerated N




STAT Performed TAT
N Drawn M - Th 14 d


Performing Laboratory

Baylor College of Medicine

Baylor Genetics Laboratories

2450 Holcombe - Grand Blvd Dock

Houston, TX 77021-2024


Phone: (800) 411-4363


Department: Send Outs

Phone Number: (206) 987-2563

Reference Range

2 - 9.3 nmol/hr/mg protein



Method: Radiometric

Analytical Volume: 5.0 mL (<2 years), 7.0 mL (Adults)


CPT Codes


Send Out Instructions

Reference Test Name: Steroid Sulfatase Enzyme Activity
Reference Test Number:



Ship in an insultated container by overnight carrier. Sample must arrive at reference lab within 36 hours from sampling date.