Aminolevulinic Acid (ALA), Urine
Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference
Aminolevulinic acid (ALA) is determined by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) stable isotope dilution analysis. The urine is mixed with an internal standard (5-aminolevulinic acid, 13C5, 15N, ALA-IS) and filtered using a 0.2 mcM nylon filter vial. The ratios of the extracted peak areas of ALA to ALA-IS determined by LC-MS/MS are used to calculate the concentration of ALA present in the sample.(Lacey, JM, Magera MJ, and Tortorelli S: Delta Aminolevulinic Acid Quantitation in Urine by LC-MS/MS. J Am Soc Mass Spectrom 2011;22, S1:pp 69)
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Day(s) and Time(s) Test Performed Outlines the days and times the test is performed. This field reflects the day and time the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time required before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means assays are performed several times during the day.
Tuesday, Thursday; 8 a.m.