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5-Aminolevulinic Acid 5-ALA 24-Hour Urine Test

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The 5-Aminolevulinic Acid (5-ALA) 24-Hour Urine Test is a specialized diagnostic procedure available at DNA Labs UAE, designed to measure the levels of 5-Aminolevulinic Acid in the urine collected over a 24-hour period. 5-ALA is a crucial compound in the body, serving as a precursor in the biosynthesis of heme, the iron-containing component of hemoglobin. Abnormal levels of 5-ALA can indicate a variety of conditions, most notably acute intermittent porphyria, a rare metabolic disorder affecting the production of heme. The test is priced at 940 AED and offers valuable insights into the patient’s metabolic state, aiding in the diagnosis and management of conditions related to heme synthesis. By collecting urine over 24 hours, this test ensures a comprehensive overview of the body’s 5-ALA levels, providing a reliable basis for medical assessment and intervention.

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5-AMINOLEVULINIC ACID 5 -ALA 24 HOUR URINE Test

Test Cost: AED 940.0

Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Referring Details:

Test Name: 5-AMINOLEVULINIC ACID 5 -ALA 24 HOUR URINE Test

Components: 10 mL (5 mL/min.) aliquot of 24-hour urine collected in a dark-colored container wrapped completely with black paper or aluminum foil. Ship refrigerated or frozen. Record 24-hour volume on test request form and urine container. Uncovered vials exposed to light are unacceptable.

Report Delivery: 1 week

Method: Column Chromatography

Test Type: Porphyrias

Doctor: Physician, Gastroenterologist

Test Department:

Pre Test Information: Use a dark-colored container or wrap completely with black paper or aluminum foil.

Test Details

The 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) 24-hour urine test is a diagnostic test used to measure the levels of 5-aminolevulinic acid in a person’s urine over a 24-hour period. 5-ALA is a precursor molecule involved in the synthesis of heme, a component of hemoglobin. This test is primarily used to diagnose and monitor certain types of porphyria, a group of rare genetic disorders that affect the production of heme. Porphyria can lead to the accumulation of certain chemicals in the body, including 5-ALA.

To perform the test, a person is given instructions on how to collect all of their urine over a 24-hour period. The urine is then sent to a laboratory for analysis. The test results can help determine if a person has abnormal levels of 5-ALA, which can indicate a potential porphyria diagnosis. It is important to follow the specific instructions provided by the healthcare provider for accurate test results. This may include avoiding certain medications, foods, and activities that could interfere with the test.

The 5-ALA 24-hour urine test is a valuable tool in the diagnosis and management of porphyria, helping healthcare providers develop an appropriate treatment plan for individuals with this condition.

Test Name 5-AMINOLEVULINIC ACID 5 -ALA 24 HOUR URINE Test
Components
Price 940.0 AED
Sample Condition 10 mL (5 mLmin.) aliquot of 24 hour urine collected in a dark coloured container \/ wrapped completely with black paper or aluminium foil. Ship refrigerated or frozen. Record 24 hour volume on test request form and urine container. Uncovered vials exposed to light are unacceptable.
Report Delivery 1 week
Method Column Chromatography
Test type Porphyrias
Doctor Physician, Gastroenterologist
Test Department:
Pre Test Information Use dark colored container or wrap completely with black paper or aluminium foil.
Test Details

The 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) 24-hour urine test is a diagnostic test used to measure the levels of 5-aminolevulinic acid in a person’s urine over a 24-hour period. 5-ALA is a precursor molecule involved in the synthesis of heme, a component of hemoglobin.

This test is primarily used to diagnose and monitor certain types of porphyria, a group of rare genetic disorders that affect the production of heme. Porphyria can lead to the accumulation of certain chemicals in the body, including 5-ALA.

To perform the test, a person is given instructions on how to collect all of their urine over a 24-hour period. The urine is then sent to a laboratory for analysis. The test results can help determine if a person has abnormal levels of 5-ALA, which can indicate a potential porphyria diagnosis.

It is important to follow the specific instructions provided by the healthcare provider for accurate test results. This may include avoiding certain medications, foods, and activities that could interfere with the test.

The 5-ALA 24-hour urine test is a valuable tool in the diagnosis and management of porphyria, helping healthcare providers develop an appropriate treatment plan for individuals with this condition.