Aluminum

Last Modified: 12/20/2017 9:10:16 AM


Specimen Requirements: 2.0 mL Serum from a Navy Blue Top Tube in an Metal-Free Plastic Tube
Collection Instructions: 1. Draw Red Top Tube and discard. 
2. Draw Navy Blue Top 
3. Allow Navy Blue Top to clot in an upright position. 
4. Centrifuge and pour (do not pipette) the serum into a metal-free plastic tube.
Minimum Volume: 0.7 mL Serum
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 4 days Ambient
14 days Refrigerated (preferred)
30 days Frozen
Reference Range: < 7 mcg/L
Methodology: AS
Clinical Significance: Individuals undergoing hemodialysis are at risk for aluminum toxicity. Prolonged accumulation may cause anemia, encephalopathy and vitamin D-resistant osteomalacia. Also, workers exposed to high levels or to long-term low levels of aluminum dust are at increased risk of toxicity.
Custom Panel: No

PRODUCTION SCHEDULE

Turn Around Time: 4 to 7 days
Days Performed: Monday, Wednesday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Quest - Valencia
PHL Test Code: MSOT
EPIC Test Code:
Send Out Test Code: 4862
Alternate Test Names: Aluminum, Plasma; Aluminum, Serum
CPT Coding: 82108

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