Pediatric GI

Comprehensive GI Testing for Children and Their Families

Not just results. Clinically actionable answers, delivered.

Unique Expertise

Mayo Clinic research becomes testing that elevates care—validated every day within the #1 GI practice in the nation

The Right Test, at the Right Time

Exclusive algorithms and actionable methods help you arrive at a definitive diagnosis sooner, cost-effectively

Mayo Clinic Tradition of Team Medicine

Expert interpretation of results and case review is available from top specialists and genetic counselors

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Mayo Clinic Laboratories Test to Unmask LAL-D in Children and Young Adults

LALB | Lysosomal Acid Lipase, Blood

Clinical Advantages

  • Rule out other possible causes of liver disease
  • Assist in early identification and treatment of genetic liver diseases to prevent terminal organ damage

Clinical Challenges

  • Limited, specific clinical findings
  • The broad spectrum of disease presentation
  • Significant overlap with more common diseases
  • Features of LAL-D—including hepatic steatosis, elevated aminotransferases, and dyslipidemia— more often coexist with conditions like nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), metabolic syndrome, and certain inherited dyslipidemias

Our Comprehensive Menu for Differentiation, Diagnosis, and Therapeutic Monitoring of Pediatric IBD Conditions:

  • Identifies differences in IBD-related genes and immunodeficiency
  • Distinguishes between ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease in patients with confirmed IBD
  • Assesses liver condition using two diagnostic scores—liver fibrosis and liver inflammation—based on component tests for six biomarkers with a non-invasive, first-line test that minimizes discomfort for patients
Mayo Clinic Laboratories

Advanced through Mayo Clinic research

Sharpened by precision processes

Illuminated by unparalleled clinical expertise

Pediatric GI answers, delivered.

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