AMINOLEVULINIC ACID DEHYDRATASE (ALA-D) WHOLE BLOOD

General Information

HLAB/HOL Code: ALDE
UPHSM LIS Test #: 598
Schedule: Monday - Friday
Testing Time: 2-3 Days
Testing Lab: Mayo Labs

Specimen Info
Only 1 specimen type required, unless otherwise specified

Volume: Full Tube Whole Blood
Temperature: Refrigerated
Tube Type: 1 Green Top (sodium heparin)
Collection Info:
Specimen must arrive within 96 hours of draw.
1. Patient should abstain from alcohol for 24 hours.
2. Immediately place specimen on wet ice.
Include a list of medications the patient is currently taking.

Methods

Enzymatic End point/Spectrofluorometric

Clinical Utilities

Confirmation of a diagnosis of aminolevulinic acid dehydratase deficiency porphyria

CPT Codes

82657

* The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding
is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Reference Range

> or =4.0 nmol/L/sec
3.5-3.9 nmol/L/sec (indeterminate)
<3.5 nmol/L/sec (diminished)