Aluminum, 24-hour Urine

Overview

  • EPIC Code:
  • LAB3074
  • Soft Test Code:
  • UAL3
  • Send Out Test Code:
  • 14451
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

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

Alternate Specimen

 

TransportAndStorage

5 days Ambient
14 days Refrigerated
30 day Frozen

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. 
DO NOT URINATE DIRECTLY INTO 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

Clinical Interpretation

Reference Range:

< 36 mcg/24hr


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.


Production Schedule

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

4 to 7 days


Coding & Compliance

CDM

00910416


CPT Coding

82108