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Aluminum, plasma

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code ALUM
Test group Aluminum
Performed by Quest
Sendout? Yes
Method Atomic Spectroscopy
Patient Preparation Patient should refrain from taking antacids
containing aluminum compounds at least three days prior to sample collection.
Collection Instructions Avoid hemolysis. Collect one vacutainer and discard, collect second vacutainer and submit for testing.

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Container type Navy blue top (EDTA) tube
Amount to Collect 4 mL blood
Sample type EDTA Plasma
Preferred volume 2 mL plasma
Min. Volume 0.7 mL plasma
UCSF Rejection Criteria Hemolyzed samples
Processing notes Follow the detailed processing instructions for Trace Metal Analysis. Centrifuge within 2 hours of collection and pour the serum into the special red-labeled trace metal-free vial supplied by vendor. Store at room temperature Order Quest # 2958.
Units µg/L (mcg/L)
Normal range
Non-dialysis patient ≤ 7 µg/L
Dialysis patient < 40 µg/L
Stability Room temperature 4 days, refrigerated 2 weeks, frozen at -20C 1 month
Turn around times Test run 2x per week. Turnaround: 2-5 days.
Additional information µg/L x 0.0371 = µmol/L (SI units).
LOINC code 5574-9
Last Updated 12/9/2013 2:17:30 PM
Entry Number 232
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