AMINOLEVULINIC ACID, URINE

Mnemonic

AMINU

Synonym

Delta Aminolevulinic Acid - Delta ALA - 5-aminolevulinic acid - ALA

Specimen Collection Requirements

Patient Preparation

Refrain from alcohol consumption 24 hours prior to collection.

Collect

Urine, 24-hour or random collection

Handling

Aliquot from a well-mixed urine collection. The most important aspect of specimen preservation is adequate refrigeration during collection, storage and transport.

Preferred Volume

4.0 mL

Minimum Volume

1.2 mL

Transport

Refrigerated

Stability

Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 4 days; Frozen: 1 month

Testing Information

Note

Random samples are acceptable, particularly when collected during a symptomatic episode. Specimen preservation with an acid or base is discouraged and may cause assay interference.

Performed

Mon, Wed, Fri

Reported

2-5 days

Method

Ion Exchange Chromatography/Spectrophometry

Referral Lab

ARUP (80103)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

82135

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:57 AM