Aluminum, Serum

Abbrev Code:AL   
Order Code:LAB665Order Name:Aluminum
Methodology:Inductively coupled plasma/mass spectrometry
CPT Codes: 82108 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported in 1-4 days.

For tests developed and validated by ARUP (previously referred to as Compliance Statement B, C or D). This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:4 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL
Container:Trace Element, Serum (DB)
Patient Preparation:Diet, medication and nutritional supplements may introduce interfering substances. Patient should be encouraged to discontinue nutritional supplements, vitamins, minerals and non-essential over-the-counter medications (upon the advice of their physician).
Causes for Rejection:Plasma. Specimens that are not separated from the red cells or clot within 2 hours. Specimens collected in containers other than specified. Specimens transported in containers other than specified.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Within 2 hours of collection, centrifuge and aliquot, 2 mL, 0.5 mL minimum into metal free vial. Do not use glass pipets, glass vials or wooden applicator sticks. Store at room temperature.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature.
Stability:If the specimen is drawn and stored in the appropriate container, the trace element values do not change with time.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:99266


Reference Range:0-15 ug/L
Serum aluminum greater than 50 ug/L is consistent with overload and may correlate with toxicity.

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