Specimen Requirements

Title

ALUMINUM, URINE

Specimen Requirement

Patient should be encouraged to discontinue vitamins, supplements and non-essential over the counter meds before urine collection. High concentrations of iodine may interfere with elemental testing.

Collect 24hr urine. Refrigerate urine during collection. Mix well and send (5.0mL min) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic urine cup.

Record total volume on test requistion and specimen label.

Methodology

Stability

Room Temperature 7 days, Refrigerated 14 days

Reference Range

By report*

Turnaround

3-6 days Performed Tues,Thurs,Sat

Clinical Use

Monitor patients for prior and ongoing exposure to aluminum.

Test Code

24AWA