Aluminum

Overview

  • EPIC Code:
  • MISC
  • Soft Test Code:
  • MSOT
  • Send Out Test Code:
  • 2958
Alternate Names
  • Aluminum, Plasma
  • Aluminum, Serum
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.


Specimen Collection & Preparation

Specimen Requirements

2.0 mL Serum from a Navy Blue Top Tube in an Metal-Free Plastic Tube

Alternate Specimen

2.0 mL Plasma from a Navy Blue Top Tube - EDTA in a Metal Free Plastic Vial

TransportAndStorage

4 days Ambient
14 days Refrigerated (preferred)
30 days Frozen

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.

Clinical Interpretation

Reference Range:

< 7 mcg/L


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

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.


Production Schedule

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

4 to 7 days


Coding & Compliance

CDM

00913333


CPT Coding

82108