Test ID: GALCR    
Galactocerebrosidase Reflex, Leukocytes

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Diagnosis of Krabbe disease as a confirmatory reflex of the six-enzyme panel


Follow-up testing for evaluation of an abnormal newborn screening result for Krabbe disease


This test is not recommended for carrier detection because of the wide range of enzymatic activities observed in carriers and noncarriers.

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Only orderable as a reflex. For more information see LSD6W / Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Six-Enzyme Panel, Leukocytes.


Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)

NY State Available Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test

Galactocerebrosidase Reflex, WBC

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

B-Galactosidase Galactosylceramide, Leukocytes
Beta-Galactosidase Galactosylceramide, Leukocytes
Cerebroside B-Galactosidase, WBC
Cerebroside Beta-Galactosidase(WBC)
Galactocerebrosidase Deficiency
Galactosylceramidase Deficiency
GALC Deficiency
Globoid Cell Leukodystrophy
Krabbe Disease
Krabbe's Disease