Aluminum, 24-hour Urine

Last Modified: 3/17/2021 12:55:27 PM

Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation: Avoid fruits, juices, and tea for 24 hours prior to collection.
Specimen Requirements: 7.0 mL aliquot from a well mixed 24 hour Urine Collection in a Plastic Container
Collection Instructions: Avoid worksite collection for blood specimen

1. When starting the 24-hour period, urinate and discard (throw-away) this specimen. NOTE THE TIME
2. From that time on, collect all urine by urinating into a clean container and transfer into the provided container. 
3. Try to pass the last urine just prior to the end of the 24 hour period. Add this urine into the container. 
4. Urine Specimen should be kept refrigerated during and after collection. 

For patient collection instruction sheet see Addendum D
For Spanish patient collection instruction sheet see Addendum D
For Burmese patient collection instruction sheet see Addendum D
For Arabic patient collection instruction sheet see Addendum D
Minimum Volume: 3.0 mL
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 5 days Ambient
14 days Refrigerated
30 day Frozen
Reference Range: < 36 mcg/24hr
Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments:  
Methodology: Atomic Spectroscopy
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


Turn Around Time: 4 to 7 days
Days Performed: Monday, Wednesday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Quest - Chantilly
PHL Test Code: UAL3
EPIC Test Code: LAB3074
Send Out Test Code: 14451
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 82108

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