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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
ALA Dehydrat
Performing Lab:Mayo Clinic Laboratories (ALAD); R-MM
Days Set Up:Mo, We, Fr
Expected TAT:4 - 7 days
Ref. Ranges:≥ 4.0 nmol/L/sec
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:11/14/2018