Aldolase, Serum


Sunquest Code:ALD  
Epic Code:LAB556Epic Name:ALDOLASE
Methodology:Enzymatic
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 1 day.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Red (no gel))
Collection Instructions:Allow sample to clot completely at room temperature.
Causes for Rejection:Hemolysis; specimen types other than serum.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 1 mL, 0.5 mL minimum. Store refrigerated.
Shipping Instructions:Ship refrigerated.
Stability:8 hours at room temperature; 5 days refrigerated; 6 months frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:20012


Interpretive

Reference Range:

Age

U/L

0-30 d

6.0-32.0

1-5 mo

3.0-12.0

6-35 mo

3.5-10.0

3-6 y

2.7-8.8

7-17 y

3.3-9.7

18 y and older

1.5-8.1

 

 

Use:This is a very nonspecific marker for muscle damage. Creatine kinase is recommended. The primary indication to order aldolase is to evaluate children for muscular dystrophy.


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