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Test Catalog

Test ID: FALAU    
Aminolevulinic Acid (ALA), Urine

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Urine

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Specimen Type: Urine

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic, 6-mL tube(s) (MCL T465)

Specimen Volume: 4 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Collect urine for 24 hours (NO preservative).

2. Refrigerate specimen during the 24-hour collection.

3. Send specimen frozen in the plastic, 6-mL urine tube (T465)

4. Collection volume and duration are required

Urine Preservative Collection Options

Ambient

Yes

Refrigerated

Yes

Frozen

NO

6N HCl

NO

50% Acetic Acid

NO

Na2CO3

NO

Toluene

NO

6N HNO3

NO

Boric Acid

NO

Thymol

NO

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

1.2 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Hemolysis NA
Lipemia NA
Icterus NA
Other NA

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
UrineFrozen (preferred)30 days
 Refrigerated 4 days