Test directory: Aluminum

Ordering Code423
Test NameAluminum
Preferred SpecimenSerum
Preferred ContainerTrace Element Clot Activator (Royal Blue)
Other Specimen/ContainerNone
Optimum Volume2 mL
Collection InstructionsDo Not use SST
Patient should refrain from taking antacids containing aluminum compounds for 3 days prior to sample collection
Draw 2 Royal Blue (No Additive) tubes and discard the first tube. Process 2nd tube as instructed.
Handling InstructionsTransfer serum into trace element aliquot tube.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Refrigerated
Airline: Refrigerated
Specimen StabilityAmbient: 4 Days
Refrigerated: 14 Days
Frozen: 30 Days
Rejection CriteriaNon-metal free tube, Gel barrier tube, Grossly hemolyzed
Avail. StatNO
Analytic TimeUp to 10 Days
MethodologyInductively-Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry
Reference Lab Quest Diagnostic Lab-NI

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
AluminumALLSee report.