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Aminolevulinic Acid

Source Urine
Mnemonic ALA
Specimen Requirements

1 x 10 mL aliquot of 24 hour urine with no preservative in container.

Best results if patient is having attacks during collection period.

Store in a cool place during collection. Refrigeration is acceptable.

Protect from light.

Record 24 hour volume and collection (start & end) dates and times in spaces provided on requisition.

Specimen Handling PSC & RRL:
Transport on ice to DSC. Send specimen in a separate bag with a photocopy of the requisition.

Extra-regional:
Freeze prior to transport to DSC. Send specimen in a separate bag with a photocopy of the requisition.

DSC:
Freeze specimens upon receipt in lab; ensure frozen specimens do not thaw.
Additional Information

HICL can only perform ALA as one of three analytes that are tested under this HICL test.

Testing Location In-Common Laboratories
Testing Frequency
Alternate Name(s) ALA, Delta-ALA
Reference Interval