ALAUR - Overview: Aminolevulinic Acid (ALA), Urine

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: ALAUR    
Aminolevulinic Acid (ALA), Urine

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Assistance in the differential diagnosis of the various acute hepatic porphyrias

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

The following algorithms are available in Special Instructions:

-Porphyria (Acute) Testing Algorithm

-Porphyria (Cutaneous) Testing Algorithm

Special Instructions and Forms Library of PDFs including pertinent information and consent forms, specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.

Conditional

Reporting Name A shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Aminolevulinic Acid, U

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Acute Intermittent Porphyria (AIP)
ALA Dehydratase Deficiency Porphyria (ADP)
Delta-Aminolevulinic Acid
Hereditary Coproporphyria (HCP)
Variegate Porphyria (VP)
5-Aminolevulinic Acid