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δ-Aminolevulinic Acid

δ-Aminolevulinic Acid is a topic covered in the Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests.

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General

Synonym/Acronym:
δ-ALA.

Common Use:
To assist in diagnosing lead poisoning in children, or porphyria, a disorder that disrupts heme synthesis, primarily affecting the liver.

Specimen:
Urine from a timed specimen collected in a dark plastic container with glacial acetic acid as a preservative.

Normal Findings:
(Method: Spectrophotometry)

Conventional UnitsSI Units (Conventional Units × 7.626)
1.5–7.5 mg/24 hr11.4–57.2 micromol/24 hr

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Citation

Bladh, Mickey Lynn., and Anne M. Van Leeuwen. "Δ-Aminolevulinic Acid." Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425149/all/δ_Aminolevulinic_Acid.
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Δ-Aminolevulinic Acid. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425149/all/δ_Aminolevulinic_Acid. Accessed April 21, 2019.
Bladh, M. L., & Van Leeuwen, A. M. (2017). Δ-Aminolevulinic Acid. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425149/all/δ_Aminolevulinic_Acid
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Δ-Aminolevulinic Acid [Internet]. In: Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 April 21]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425149/all/δ_Aminolevulinic_Acid.
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