Aluminum, serum or plasma

Alphabetical Test listing

Aluminum, serum or plasma-994

June 20, 2022

Due to a severe navy metal free collection tube shortage, collect this test in a Lavender EDTA vial/tube.

  
Aluminum, serum or plasma
  
994
  
LAB994
  
MSO
  
Al
Al, plasma
Al, serum
  

Monitor patients for prior and ongoing exposure to aluminum

  
EDTA plasma, metal free
  
  
7 mL
  
0.6 mL
  

Immediately following collection, mix by inverting 8 - 10 times to prevent clotting

  
  1. Spin
  2. Carefully pour plasma into a metal free transport vial 
  

Metal free transport vial/tube

  
Metal free serum
  
  
  1. Allow specimen to clot
  2. Spin and carefully pour serum or plasma into a Metal free transfer vial/tube, labelled as serum, within two (2) hours of sample collection
  
  

Ambient (preferred) - 14 days

Refrigerated - 14 days

Frozen - 14 days

Freeze/thaw cycles - stable x3

  
  • Navy/royal blue-top tube not used in specimen collection
  • Certified metal-free plastic transport tube not submitted
  
LabCorp Burlington (071548): R-NX
  
Mo - Fr
  
5 days
  

Inductively coupled plasma/mass spectrometry (ICP/MS)

  

Environmental exposure: 0−9 μg/L
patients on dialysis:       < 40 μg/L
Potentially toxic:            > 60 μg/L

  
82108
  
Yes
  
  
Result 5574-9
  
06/03/2019
  
04/07/2022
  
03/30/2022