Confirm a diagnosis of aminolevulinic acid dehydratase deficiency porphyria (ADP), an extremely rare porphyria.
New York DOH Approval Status
Patient should abstain from alcohol for 24 hours prior to collection.
Green (sodium heparin). Also acceptable: Lavender (EDTA) or green (lithium heparin). Collect specimen and place in ice bath immediately.
Transport 5 mL whole blood in original collection container. (Min: 3 mL)
Test is not performed at ARUP; separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.
Refrigerated. Also acceptable: Ambient.
Grossly hemolyzed specimens.
Include a list of medications the patient is currently taking.
Ambient: 4 days; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: Unacceptable
Performed by non-ARUP Laboratory
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|2011013||ALA Dehydratase, Whole Blood||12916-3|
|2011014||ALA - Interpretation||59462-2|
|3002779||ALA - Reviewed by|
- ALAD (Aminolevulinic Acid Dehydratase)
- Deficiency Porphyria (ADP)
- Doss Porphyria; Porphobilinogen (PBG) Synthase
Mayo Clinic Laboratories