What is the Aldolase test?
Aldolase is an enzyme found mainly in the skeletal muscles, brain, and liver. This enzyme helps the body to break down sugars to produce energy. Cells containing the enzyme that get damaged release aldolase into the bloodstream. Higher levels of aldolase in the blood can be a sign of muscle or organ damage.
When is the Aldolase test recommended?
It is recommended when:Symptoms include muscle weakness, which can make it hard for the child to walk, run, and jump.Aldolase testing may be used to diagnose myopathies, diseases, and disorders of the muscles. This includes muscular dystrophy and inflammatory muscle disorders like polymyositis, dermatomyositis, and rhabdomyolysis, a process in which the breakdown of muscle tissue, muscle pain, and weakness are due to infectious diseases, and muscle problems caused by medications.
What does it measure?
The Aldolase test measures: When cells in the muscles or liver have been damaged, large amounts of aldolase are released into the bloodstream. The aldolase may be higher than normal in many disorders, ranging from infectious diseases to cancer. However, because there are more specific tests for the diagnosis of many of these diseases and aldolase is only measured in certain conditions.Aldolase is a type of protein that is called an enzyme, and it is found throughout the body, with the greatest amounts being in the skeletal muscles, liver, and brain. Aldolase helps in the process of converting sugars like glucose and fructose into energy.
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports within 2 days after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the Aldolase test in Mumbai?
The cost of the Aldolase test in Mumbai is Rs. 1,950.
How often should I get tested for the Aldolase test?
The Aldolase test is prescribed by your doctor after completing the assessment of your condition.
What are the normal values for the Aldolase test?
0.8 to 3.0 IU/mL
What is the type of sample required?
This test requires a blood sample.
What time should I get the test done?
This test can be taken at any time during the day.
Is fasting required for an Aldolase test?
Fasting is not required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for an Aldolase test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book an Aldolase test in Mumbai?
Log into www.orangehealth.in and submit your details. Our highly trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep within 60 minutes or at the time slot booked by you.
Why should I book an Aldolase test with Orange Health Labs in Mumbai?
Orange Health Labs is the fastest diagnostic lab. With us, you can get tested at home within 60 minutes of placing an order anywhere in Mumbai. Our trained, professional, and vaccinated e Medic will be at your doorstep at the time selected by you. Your sample is safely transported at the optimal temperature to our NABL accredited and ICMR approved lab. The results will be delivered to you faster too!