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Point of Care Testing
Pathology Lab Manual
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2.0 mL blood
Volume and Container
4.0 mL plain red top blood tube ONLY
Storage and Transport
Serum stored frozen until ready for transport to Mayo Medical Laboratory Jacksonville
Causes for Rejection
Gold top SST blood tube, specimens other than serum, hemolysis, warm serum, gross lipemia, gross icteric
Turn Around Time
3-8 business days from time of collection
Monday-Friday from 8 am-5 pm, except observed holidays.
CPT / HCPCS Code
Detection of muscle disease
Mayo Medical Laboratory Jacksonville
Test performed Monday-Saturday at Mayo Medical Laboratory Jacksonville
Gold top SST blood tube is NOT acceptable
See reference lab report
Limitations and Contraindications
The highest levels are found in progressive (Duchenne) muscular dystrophy. Lesser elevations are found in dermatomyositis, polymyositis, and limb-girdle dystrophy.
CPOE Test Name
Ref ALDL, Ref Aldolase Serum
Created at 9/8/2014 5:57 PM by Bradshaw, Keir
Last modified at 9/8/2014 5:57 PM by Bradshaw, Keir
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