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Aluminum, Serum

Components

Name Method Department Units
Aluminum Inductively coupled plasma/ mass spectrometry
Send Out ug/L

Specimen Requirements

Serum Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Royal blue (plain, no anticoagulant)

7 mL 2 mL
Stability

Room temperature - Indefinite month(s)
Refrigerated - Indefinite month(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Centrifuge within 2 hours, remove plasma/serum then transfer to an ARUP Trace Element-Free Transport Tube and refrigerate

Reasons for Rejection

  • Wrong collection tube
  • Collected in tube with gel separator
  • Not centrifuged within time frame
  • Plasma unacceptable

Comments

Patient Prep: 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).

CPT Code

  • 82108