ALA DEHYDRATASE & DEAMINASE RBC (ALAD)

Message
Sent to Mayo. Patient should fast 12-14 hours; water only; abstain from alcohol 24 hours prior to collection of specimen. If patient is unable to discontinue medication(s) for 1 week prior to collection of this test, please submit list of medication(s).

Test Code
LAB2148

Alias/See Also
ALAD

Preferred Specimen
5 mL whole blood

Instructions
Send as whole blood. Specimen must arrive at Mayo within 48 hours of collection.

Transport Container
Plain green top

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Specimen received frozen or received at reference lab >48 hours from collection.



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