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5 - Aminolevulinic Acid (ALA), Urine

Mnemonic:    [U ALA]
Name:    5 - Aminolevulinic Acid (ALA), Urine
Specimen:    4 mL aliquot from a 24 hour or random urine collection. Patient Prep: Refrain from alcohol consumption 24 hours prior to collection.
Minimum Spec:    1.2 mL
Transport Temp:    Refrigerated
Spec Stability:    Stable 4 days refrigerated.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0080103
  Method:    Ion Exchange Chromatography/Spectrometry
Note:    Refrigerate during collection. Protect from strong light.
Processing Info:    Submit in amber ARUP tube.

Record total volume and collection time interval on transport tube and on packing list.

Collection instructions for a 24 hour urine sample