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Test Code ALDOL / 002030-LC ALDOLASE, SERUM

Additional Codes

Software Test Code
SoftID ALDOL
EPIC LAB556
LabCorp 002030

Performing Laboratory

Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp)

Useful For

Evaluating muscle wasting process

Clinical Significance

High levels are found in progressive Duchenne muscular dystrophy (MD). Elevations occur in carriers of MD, in limb-girdle dystrophy and other dystrophies, in dermatomyositis, polymyositis, and trichinosis, but not in neurogenic atrophies (e.g., multiple sclerosis or in myasthenia gravis).

Method Name

Kinetic-340 nm at 37°C

Reference Values

0 to 30 Days: Not established

31 Days to 1 Year: 5.0-11.7 units/L

> 1 Year: 3.3-10.3 units/L

Days and Times Test Performed

Monday through Friday

Report Available

1-4 Days

Specimen Type

Serum

Preferred Container

Serum Separator Tube (SST)

Preferred Volume

Serum: 0.5 mL (Serum Separator Tube (SST))

Minimum Volume

Serum: 0.2 mL (Serum Separator Tube (SST))

Specimen Collection and Handling

1. Separate serum immediately after coagulation (30 minutes).

2. Failure to separate refrigerated serum from the clot results in aldolase levels 12% to 46% higher.

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type: Serum

Frozen: 14 Days

Refrigerated: 7 Days

Room Temp: 1 Day

Note: Stable X3 freeze/thaw cycles

Add On Capable

Contact Reference Lab – If add-on can never be done, report the test to the Administrative Analyst

Advance Beneficiary Notice Requirements

No ABN Required

CPT Code Information

CPT Code

CPT Description

CPT Disclaimer

82085 Aldolase, Quantitative  

Acceptable Alternative Container(s)

Red Top Tube

LOINC Code Information

1761-6

Performing Laboratory Location

Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp)