This Aldolase Blood Test measures the amount of aldolase in your blood and is used diagnose or monitor muscle or liver damage. Aldolase is a protein found mostly in mucle tissue that helps break down down certain sugars to produce energy.
Normal results range between 1.0 to 7.5 units per liter and differ slightly between men and women. Higher than normal levels may be due to skeletal muscle damage, heart attack, liver, pancreatic, or prostate cancer, muscle disease (ex. dermatomyositis, muscular dystrophy, polymyositis), hepatitis and viral infections.
Those who have muscular dystrophy or rare genetic disorders of the skeletal muscles such as dermatomyositis and polymyositis. This test is usually ordered in conjunction with the Creatine Kinase Blood Test.
No special preparation is necessary prior to blood sample collection.
Aldolase – TC – 227
Estimated Turn Around For Results:
2-10 Business Days
For an exact turnaround time for results, please contact us at Personalabs and we will contact the lab on your behalf as turnaround times vary depending on testing location or lab testing provider.