FALAU - Clinical: Aminolevulinic Acid (ALA), Urine

Test Catalog

Test ID: FALAU    
Aminolevulinic Acid (ALA), Urine

Reference Values Describes reference intervals and additional information for interpretation of test results. May include intervals based on age and sex when appropriate. Intervals are Mayo-derived, unless otherwise designated. If an interpretive report is provided, the reference value field will state this.

Procedure

Units

Ref Interval

Creatinine, Urine – mg/dL

mg/dL

 

Creatinine, Urine-mg/day

mg/d

Age

Male

Female

3-8 years

140-700

140-700

9-12 years

300-1300

300-1300

13-17 years

500-2300

400-1600

18-50 years

1000-2500

700-1600

51-80 years

800-2100

500-1400

81 years and older

600-2000

400-1300

Aminolevulinic Acid umol/L

umol/L

0-35

Aminolevulinic Acid umol/day

umol/d

0-60

 

Cautions Discusses conditions that may cause diagnostic confusion, including improper specimen collection and handling, inappropriate test selection, and interfering substances

Increased ALA concentration is associated with exposure to alcohol, lead, and a variety of other agents. Massive elevation of ALA occurs in the acute porphyrias and hereditary tyrosinemia. Specimen preservation with acid or base is discouraged and may cause assay interference. When collecting urine for additional tests that require acid or base preservation, the ALA aliquot should be removed prior to the addition of the acid or base.

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