SODase (superoxide dismutase) studies
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|Test||SODase (superoxide dismutase) studies|
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Please, note that this test forms part of the Mitochondrial function profile. There is no need to order it separately if you are having the Mitochondrial function profile.
Superoxide dismutase is one of the most important antioxidant enzymes which mops up free radicals. It is the most important superoxide scavenger in muscles. Deficiency can explain muscle pain and easy fatiguability in some patients. Normal levels of SODase are dependent on good levels of copper, manganese and zinc.
In addition this test will also report levels of glutathione peroxidase and red cell glutathione, which are also front line antioxidants.
The kit for this test includes a green topped lithium heparin blood tube, a plastic blood tube carrier and a plastic bag for sealing the sample, a request form and a pre-paid envelope for sending the sample to the laboratory.
To complete the test: have the blood taken and put in the blood tube (see blood letting information), make sure that your name and date of birth are clearly marked on the tube. Check that your details are correct on the request form. Using the packaging materials provided prepare the sample for posting in the pre-paid addressed envelope. Please, make sure that the request form is sent along with the samples. Post immediately after the blood has been taken, on Monday to Thursday.
Please, make sure that you have given me your your GP's details so I can write to him/her with the result and suggestions for management. Please, also send me any diagnoses you may already have.
- Please, note that there is an interpretation fee for my letter to your GP. See Ordering Tests for more details.