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Test Name:ALA Dehydratase, Whole Blood
Test Number:994
Collect:7.0 mL Na Heparin Whole Blood - Green
Alternate Collect:7.0 mL EDTA whole blood - Lavender
7.0 mL Li Heparin whole blood - Green
Container:Na or Li Heparin (Green) or
EDTA (Lavender) tube
Processing:Submit entire tube, unspun and unopened
Transport/Stability:Refrigerated - 4 days
Frozen - NO
Ambient - NO
Alternate Names:Aminolevulinic Acid (ALA) Dehydratase, Whole Blood
Doss Porphyria
Porphobilinogen (PBG) Synthetase
ALAD (Aminolevulinic Acid Dehydratase) Deficiency Porphyria (ADP)
Aminolevulinic Acid Dehydratase
ADR
ALA Dehydrat
MSO
LAB994
Performing Lab:Mayo Medical Labs (ALAD); R-MM
Days Set Up:Mo, We, Fr
Expected TAT:4 - 7 days
Ref. Ranges:≥ 4.0 nmol/L/sec
Collection/
Processing Details:
1. Patient should abstain from alcohol for 24 hours.
2. Immediately place specimen on wet ice.
3. Provide a list of medications patient is currently prescribed.
Method:Enzymatic End Point/Spectroflurometric
CPT Codes:82657
Additional Information: Mayo Clinical & Interperative Link
Date Created:12/11/2007
Revised Date:02/06/2017