Aldolase-13318

Test info

  
Aldolase
  
13318
  
LAB13318
  
ALDOLASE
  

Evaluate muscle wasting process.

High levels are found in progressive Duchenne muscular dystrophy (MD). Elevations occur in carriers of MD, in limb-girdle dystrophy and other dystrophies, in dermatomyositis, polymyositis, and trichinosis, but not in neurogenic atrophies (eg, multiple sclerosis or in myasthenia gravis).

Specimen

  
Serum
  
  
0.5 mL
  
0.2 mL
  

Spin

  

Gold serum separator (SST) tube

  
EDTA plasma
Sodium citrate (Na cit)plasma
Sodium flouride (Na fl) plasma
Heparin plasma
  
  
0.5 mL
  

Spin and separate serum or plasma immediately after coagulation (30 minutes).

  • Not removing refrigerated specimens from the clot results in aldolase levels 12% to 46% higher.
  
  

Refrigerated (preferred) - 7 days
Ambient - 1 day
Frozen - 15 days

  
  • Hemolysis (red cells contain aldolase)

Performance

  
LabCorp Burlington (002030): R-LC
  
Mo - Sa
  
1 - 3 days
  

Kinetic - 340 nm at 37ºC

Clinical and Interpretive info

  

0 - 30 days:         Not established
31 days - 1 year:  5.0−11.7 units/L
>1 year:              3.3−10.3 units/L

  

High levels are found in progressive Duchenne muscular dystrophy (MD). Elevations occur in carriers of MD, in limb-girdle dystrophy and other dystrophies, in dermatomyositis, polymyositis, and trichinosis, but not in neurogenic atrophies (eg, multiple sclerosis or in myasthenia gravis).

Billing

  
82085
  
Result 1761-6

Tracking

  
03/27/2019
  
03/29/2021
  
02/11/2021