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δ-Aminolevulinic Acid

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Common Use:
To assist in diagnosing lead poisoning in children, or porphyria, a disorder that disrupts heme synthesis, primarily affecting the liver.

Urine from a timed specimen collected in a dark plastic container with glacial acetic acid as a preservative.

Normal Findings:
(Method: Spectrophotometry)

Conventional UnitsSI Units (Conventional Units × 7.626)
1.5–7.5 mg/24 hr11.4–57.2 micromol/24 hr

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