Confirm a diagnosis of aminolevulinic acid dehydratase deficiency porphyria (ADP), an extremely rare porphyria.
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