delta Aminolevulinic Acid 24 Hour Urine

Delta Aminolevulinic Acid 24 Hour Urine

Test Name:   Delta Aminolevulinic Acid 24 Hour Urine
Alternate Name (s):   ALA, DALA
Laboratory Module:   LAB
Ordering Mnemonic:   AMLEV U
Specimen Type:   

24 Hour Urine Sample

Collection Container:   24 Hour Sterile Urine Container
Container Information
24 Hour Urine Container24 Hour Urine Container
Collection Information:   Collect in dark bottle with 2 g tartaric acid as preservative. Indicate 24hour urine collection date and total volume. pH should be checked and adjusted to 4-6. Store and send frozen. Protect from light-wrap in foil this collection is not suitable for porphyrin analysis. Analysis includes Porphobilingen (PGB) and d-aminolevulinic acid (ALA).
Test Schedule:  


Turnaround Time:   Routine

10 days

Stat / Urgent


Reference Interval:  


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Lab Process Notes :    
Storage & Transport:   Store and ship frozen, protect from light.
Test Referred to :    Hospitals in Common


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