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Aminolevulinic Acid (ALA), Urine

Components

Name Method Department Units
Aminolevulinic Acid, Urine Quantitative Ion Chromatography (Ion Exchange Chromatography)
Spectrophotometry (SP)
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Specimen Requirements

Urine, 24 hours, Urine - Random

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

24 hour urine container

N/A 5 mL
Alternate

Sterile container

N/A 5 mL
Stability

Refrigerated - 4 day(s)
Frozen - 1 month(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Refrigerate during collection
  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible

Urine - Random

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Alternate

Sterile container

N/A 5 mL
Stability

Refrigerated - 4 day(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Protect specimen from light. Cover with foil
  • Refrigerate during collection
  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible

Reasons for Rejection

  • Room temperature receipt
  • Wrong type of specimen

Comments

Refrain from alcohol consumption 24 hours prior to collection.

CPT Code

  • 82135