ALUMINUM, SERUM

Code
000.0000
Name
ALUMINUM, SERUM
Category
None
Department
Send-Out
Start Date
Expiration Date
Synonyms
Al
CPT Codes
82108
Site
SBMF
Reference Test
45929
ATLAS Test Code

Specimen Information

Type

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

Volume

2.0 ml

Transport Info

Centrifuge and immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate trace element-free transport tube
Room temperature

Fasting Required?
False
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

0-15 µg/L

Serum aluminum greater than 50 µg/L is consistent with overload and may correlate with toxicity.

Methodology

Quantitative Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)

Clinical Significance

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