Specimen Requirements

Title

ALUMINUM

Specimen Requirement

Draw blood in a dark blue no additive tube and discard. Draw blood in a second dark blue no additive tube, and allow to clot in an upright position. Spin and separate by pouring (do not pipette) the serum into a metal free screw-capped plastic vial (obtain from lab).

Send 2.0 mL.

Alternate specimen:Dark Blue EDTA

Methodology

Stability

Room Temp: 4 days; Refrigerated: 14 days; Frozen: 30 days.

Reference Range

By report*

Turnaround

3-5 days Performed Mon, Wed, Sat

Clinical Use

Monitor patients for prior and ongoing exposure to aluminum.

Test Code

ALUMI