- ALUMINUM, SERUM
- Start Date
- Expiration Date
- CPT Codes
- Reference Test
Dark blue (royal) top tube (trace element-free - serum) provided in SBMF “Trace Metal Collection Kit” OR Dark blue (royal) top (trace element-free - EDTA) tube
- Transport Info
Centrifuge and immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate trace element-free transport tube
- Fasting Required?
- Patient Instructions
Diet, medication, and nutritional supplements may introduce interfering substances. Patient should be encouraged to discontinue nutritional supplements, vitamins, minerals, and non-essential over-the-counter medications (upon the advice of their physician).
- Reference Range
Serum aluminum greater than 50 µg/L is consistent with overload and may correlate with toxicity.
Quantitative Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)