Lysozyme (Muramidase)
Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Blood

Results: 1-2 Business days

Methodology: Enzymatic

Alternative Name(s): Muramidase

Description: Serum lysozyme has been shown to be elevated in a number of conditions, including tuberculosis and sarcoidosis as well as leukemia.

Lysozyme in the serum is primarily due to the degradation of granulocytes and monocytes and its concentration reflects the turnover of these cells. Increases are seen in benign and malignant processes. Serum lysozyme is elevated in patients with acute or chronic granulocytic or monocytic leukemias and levels decrease with successful treatment. Conversely, patients with lymphocytic leukemia may have depressed plasma lysozyme levels.

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.