Aldolase

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Synonym/Acronym:
ALD.

Rationale
To assist in the diagnosis of muscle-wasting diseases such as muscular dystrophy or other diseases that cause muscle and cellular damage, such as hepatitis and cirrhosis of the liver.

Patient Preparation
There are no food, fluid, activity, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction.

Normal Findings
Method: Spectrophotometry.

AgeConventional and SI Units
Newborn6–32 units/L
Child3.4–8.8 units/L
AdultLess than 8.1 units/L

Critical Findings and Potential Interventions
N/A

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