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Agreement of dried blood spot lyso-Gb3 concentrations obtained from different laboratories in patients with Fabry disease

Constantin Gatterer ORCID logo, Martina Gaggl ORCID logo, Gerald Mundigler ORCID logo, Paulus Rommer ORCID logo, Senta Graf ORCID logo and Gere Sunder-Plassmann ORCID logo

Corresponding author: Gere Sunder-Plassmann, MD, Department of Medicine III, Division of Nephrology and Dialysis, Medical University of Vienna, Währinger Gürtel 18-20, Vienna, 1090, Austria, Phone: +43 1 40400 45110, Fax: +43 1 40400 47270. E-mail:

Funding source: Sanofi Genzyme Austria

Funding source: Takeda (Shire) Austria

  1. Research funding: Dried blood spot cards were provided by Sanofi and Shire/Takeda.

  2. Author contributions: All authors have accepted responsibility for the entire content of this manuscript and approved its submission.

  3. Competing interests: Authors state no conflict of interest.

  4. Informed consent: Informed consent was obtained from all individuals included in this study.

  5. Ethical approval: We included patients with GLA variants, who were enrolled in the KarMA study, which is a longitudinal study examining the cardiac changes over time in patients with Fabry disease (unique IRB identifier: 813/2010).


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Received: 2020-04-25
Accepted: 2020-05-22
Published Online: 2020-07-01
Published in Print: 2020-10-25

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