Aldolase measurement is used to investigate muscle damage in certain diseases.
Aldolase is a glycolytic enzyme found in all cells of the body. The highest concentrations of aldolase are found in the cells of the skeletal muscle, heart, liver and brain. When damage to muscle tissue occurs, the cells are destroyed resulting in the release of aldolase into the bloodstream. Thus, an aldolase test is useful for monitoring the progression of muscle damage in disorders such as muscular dystrophy.
What Do Pathological Rates Mean?
- Increase: Burns, dermatomyositis, gangrene, hepatitis, liver cancer, inflammation of the muscles, muscle necrosis, muscle trauma, myocardial infarction, myositis, progressive muscle dystrophy, pulmonary infarction. Medications: corticotropin, cortisone, hepatotoxic drugs.
- Decrease: -
Laboratory test results are the most important parameter for the diagnosis and monitoring of all pathological conditions. 70%-80% of diagnostic decisions are based on laboratory tests. Correct interpretation of laboratory results allows a doctor to distinguish "healthy" from "diseased".
Laboratory test results should not be interpreted from the numerical result of a single analysis. Test results should be interpreted in relation to each individual case and family history, clinical findings and the results of other laboratory tests and information. Your personal physician should explain the importance of your test results.
At Diagnostiki Athinon we answer any questions you may have about the test you perform in our laboratory and we contact your doctor to get the best possible medical care.