Aluminum, Whole Blood

Overview

  • EPIC Code:
  • LAB665
  • Soft Test Code:
  • ALUM1
  • Send Out Test Code:
  • 4862W
Alternate Names
  • Al

Specimen Collection & Preparation

Patient Preparation

Patient to avoid fruits, juices, and tea for 24 hours prior to collection.


Specimen Requirements

2.0 mL Whole Blood in a Navy Blue Top Tube - EDTA Trace metal tube

Alternate Specimen

2.0 mL Whole Blood in a Lavendar Top Tube - EDTA

TransportAndStorage

14 days Ambient
30 days Refrigerated (preferred)
2 months Frozen

Collection Instructions

Carefully clean skin prior to venipuncture with alcohol swab

Avoid Hemolysis

Avoid worksite collection

Clinical Interpretation

Reference Range:

< 20.0 mcg/L


Methodology:
  • Inductively Coupled Plasma / Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS)

Production Schedule

Sites Performed
  • Quest - Chantilly
Days Performed
Monday
Wednesday
Saturday
Departments
  • Sendouts - Clinical
Turn Around Time

4 to 7 days


Coding & Compliance

CDM

00910421


CPT Coding

82108