Test ID: OXNP    
Oxysterols, Plasma

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

Investigation of possible diagnoses of Niemann-Pick disease types A, B, or C in plasma specimens


Monitoring of individuals with Niemann-Pick type C disease


This test is not useful for the identification of carriers.

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

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

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

Oxysterols, P

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

Niemann-Pick type A
Niemann-Pick type B
Niemann-Pick type C
ASM Deficiency
Acid Sphingomyelinase Deficiency