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Delta Aminolevulinic acid (ALA), timed urine

Lab Section:  Sendout Reference  
Lab Location:  Sendout
Reference Lab: Quest 
Test ID: LAB4153 
Methodology: Colorimetric
Schedule: Set up: Tues, Thurs, Sat p.m
Reported: 5-7 days
Specimen Requirements:  Collection: 10.0 mL Urine in a 24 Hr Urine Container.
Pediatric volume: 5 mL.
Alternative Specimen: Urine preserved with 25 mL 6N HCl or 10 mL concentrated glacial acetic acid Preservative added after collection Catheterized urine in a sterile, plastic screw-cap container
Handling: 2 mL urine from a 24-hour collection - no preservative - protect from light. Refrigerate during and after collection. Wrap container in aluminum foil to PROTECT FROM LIGHT..
Unacceptable conditions: Received room temperature Not protected from light
Stability: Room Temperature: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 30 days

Notes: 

http://www.questdiagnostics.com/testcenter/TestDetail.action?ntc=219

Reference Interval:  See patient report or consult reference laboratory website
CPT Code(s): 82135
Last Changed: 10/24/2016 00:07:25
Last Reviewed: 12/21/2016 06:06:24