Item Value
Test name Delta-Aminolevulinic Acid Quantitative, random urine
Available Stat? No
Turn around times Test run 2x per week. TAT 6-8 days
Performed by Quest
Patient Preparation Do not use first morning void, late evening specimen (after 8:00 pm), or specimen after excessive fluid intake. Recommend patient to collect urine specimen and submit to laboratory on-site to maintain specimen stability.
Normal range Pediatric:
1 - 8 years 2.3-6.2 mg/g creat
9 - 17 years 1.5-5.3 mg/g creat


≥ 18 years:
Females <5.4 mg/g creat
Males <1.8 mg/g creat

Container type Urine cup wrapped in aluminum foil.
Amount to Collect See preferred volume
Collection Instructions Cover urine cup with foil to protect sample from light and refrigerate.
Sample type Random urine

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