Aluminum, Screen

Test ID: 

703492

CPT code:

82108

Clinical Use:

Monitor patients for prior and ongoing exposure to aluminum. Patients at risk include:

Additional Test Information:

Aluminum toxicity has been recognized in many settings where exposure is heavy or prolonged, where renal function is limited, or where a previously accumulated bone burden is released in stress or illness. Toxicity may include:

Specimen Type:

Serum, plasma, or whole blood

Requested Volume: 

7 mL

Minimum Volume: 

0.6 mL

Container Type: 

Royal blue-top (EDTA) tube or royal blue-top without EDTA

Collection:

Submit original unopened tube or serum or plasma removed from a royal blue-top tube, and transfer to a certified metal-free plastic transport tube (PeopleSoft N° 111166) for shipment to the laboratory.

Storage Instructions:

Maintain specimen at room temperature

Stability Requirements:

Temperature

Period

Room temperature

14 days

Refrigerated

14 days

Frozen

14 days

Freeze/thaw cycles

Stable x3

Rejection Criteria

Royal blue-top tube not used in specimen collection; certified metal-free plastic transport tube not submitted

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