ALDOLASE

Specimen Required
Draw a SST. Centrifuge, separate and send 0.5 mL serum (0.2 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Plasma: citrate, EDTA , heparin, oxalate & fluoride
Serum: Red-top

Rejection Criteria
Hemolyzed serum or plasma

Methodology
Enzymatic

Stability
Room Temperature: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 14 days

Reference Range
1.2–7.6 U/L

Performed
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Turnaround Time2-3 days
Test CodeALD
CPT-4 Code (s)
82085
LOINC Codes
1761-6

Warde
Medical
Laboratory