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Serum(preferred);Plasma containing citrate, oxalate, fluoride, EDTA may be used.
Red-top or gold-top tube for serum. Lavender top, gray top ,or blue top tube
Volume: 2 ml.(adult),0.5 ml.(pediatric) Min. volume: 0.5 ml.
Evaluate muscle wasting process. Not specific for muscle disease since it is present in many tissues
Specimen Processing nstructions
Hemolysis (red cells contain aldolase)
0-30 days: not established
31 days - 1year:5.0-11.7 units/L
> 1year ; 3.3-10.3 units/L
Kinetic-340 nm at 37 degrees
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