Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Test Name: Sunquest Test Code Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

DELTA ALA, 24HR UR

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
DALA      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 82135         Geisinger Epic ID: 6454

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
24-hour urine
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
24-hour urine container (6N HCl added)
Specimen required:
5 mL aliquot of 24-hour urine, as above; minimum 2 mL.
Special notes:
Mix well. Estimate total collection volume from 24-hour urine container. Remove required aliquot. Record total volume on both aliquot tube and request slip (if applicable). Wrap container in aluminum foil to protect from light.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Wrap container in aluminum foil to protect from light. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (preferred) or frozen.
Specimen stability:
Refrigerated: 7 days. Frozen: 1 month.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded. Specimens not protected from light.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
0.03-0.54 mg/dL.
CPT code(s):
82135
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Delta Amino Levulinic acid (ALA), 24-hour urine.
Methodology:
Spectrophotometric (Colorimetric)
Synonyms:
DELTA AMINO LEVULINIC ACID, Quest test code 219

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday p.m.    
Performed stat? No
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