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22176 Aldolase

Aldolase
Test Code: ALDO
Useful For
Aldolase levels are increased in muscle and liver disease as well as with myocardial infarction.  Highest serum levels are seen in muscular dystrophy.  Significant elevations are also seen in patients with acute psychoses and with malignancy.  The test is used primarily with creatinine kinase for screening patients with muscle disease.​
Specimen Requirements
Fasting Required Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
​No Serum​ Red Top Tube (RTT) 1 mL​ 0.5 mL​ 0.6 mL whole blood
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum​ ​ ​ Ambient​ 5 hours​
Refrigerate​ 5 days​
Frozen​ 2 weeks​
Rejection Criteria
Grossly hemolyzed samples
Plasma samples​
Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
Marshfield​ Monday through Sunday​ Less than 2 hours​ Kinetic Enzymatic/ Beckman AU
Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
Marshfield​ 0-9 months: 2.5 - 21.5 U/L
10-24 months: 4.5 - 13.8 U/L
2-16 years: 2.1-10.5 U/L
>16 years: 2.3 - 7.1 U/L ​
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Quantity Description Comments
82085 ​
Ordering Applications
Ordering Application Description
​Centricity ​Aldolase
​ Cerner ​Aldolase
​COM ​Aldolase
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Specimen Requirements
Fasting Required Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
​No Serum​ Red Top Tube (RTT) 1 mL​ 0.5 mL​ 0.6 mL whole blood
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum​ ​ ​ Ambient​ 5 hours​
Refrigerate​ 5 days​
Frozen​ 2 weeks​
Rejection Criteria
Grossly hemolyzed samples
Plasma samples​
Useful For
Aldolase levels are increased in muscle and liver disease as well as with myocardial infarction.  Highest serum levels are seen in muscular dystrophy.  Significant elevations are also seen in patients with acute psychoses and with malignancy.  The test is used primarily with creatinine kinase for screening patients with muscle disease.​
Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
Marshfield​ 0-9 months: 2.5 - 21.5 U/L
10-24 months: 4.5 - 13.8 U/L
2-16 years: 2.1-10.5 U/L
>16 years: 2.3 - 7.1 U/L ​
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Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
Marshfield​ Monday through Sunday​ Less than 2 hours​ Kinetic Enzymatic/ Beckman AU
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Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
82085 ​
For most current information refer to the Marshfield Laboratory online reference manual.