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  ALA Specimen Type:
  also known as Aminolevulinic Acid, 5-Aminolevulinic Acid, 5-ALA

Urine


SCRAP

Specimen requirements: 4 oz Urine Container
  or: 24 hour Urine Container no Preservative
Unit of measure: umol/D
Ideal sample: N/A
Absolute minimum amount: N/A
Method of collection: 24 hour or random urine collection -refrigerated
Transportation: N/A
Label instructions: N/A
Request test on form: "Write in" MULTI LABS [Chem/Hem/UA/Tox/BB/Rheum] ( 151-104 )
Order/entry screen(s): Chemistry Blood Browse Function
Stat frequency: N/A
Stat turn around time: N/A
Routine frequency: Daily
Must be in by: N/A
Routine turn around time: 3-5 Days
For Hillcrest deliver to: SCRAP : Specimen Central Receiving and
  Processing, room 2-117
For Thornton deliver to: Chemistry : Processing Desk, 1st floor, Hospital,
  room 1-013
This test is sent to : ARUP - Associated Regional & University
Scheduling requirements : N/A
Method: Ion Exchange Chromatography/Spectrophotometry
Special Instructions: Obtain 24-hour urine container from the central processing lab. Correct method of collection for 24-hour specimens A. Discard first morning specimen. B. Save all urine voided up to and including the first morning specimen at the end of the 24 hours. Send to laboratory. C. All 24 hour urine specimens should be kept refrigerated or on ice. D. Collection dates and times are to be included on the chemistry test request.
  Results are available on a Chart Copy
  Results are Quantitative
CyberLAB abbreviation: 5ALA
CyberLAB code: 8015
Lab Processing Instructions: Protect from light during collection, storage, and shipment. Freeze specimen ASAP after processing.