Test ID: OXYBS    
Oxysterols, Blood Spot

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

Investigation of possible diagnosis of Niemann-Pick disease types A, B, or C in blood spot specimens


Monitoring of individuals with Niemann-Pick disease type C


This test is not suitable 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, BS

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
Acid Sphingomyelinase Deficiency
ASM Deficiency