Lysozyme Blood Test
Test Code: 080713
Specimen Type: Blood
Lysozyme Blood Test (Labcorp)
This test measures levels of Lysozyme in the blood. Lysozyme is an enzyme which normally plays a role in the body's immune system. Some types of cancer cells, especially those in cases of certain types of Leukemia, can produce excess levels of Lysozyme. Higher than normal Lysozyme levels can cause a number of health issues including kidney damage. Typically, successful treatment will reduce the production of Lysozyme. Other conditions such as Tuberculosis and Sarcoidosis can also cause elevated Lysozyme levels.
While Lysozyme testing is not recommended as a screen for Leukemia, it can help to aid in the diagnosis. Monitoring Lysozyme levels can also help to see how well a person is responding to treatment.
Turnaround for this Lysozyme test is typically 3-6 business days.
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Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.