AL - Specimen: Aluminum, Serum

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: AL    
Aluminum, Serum

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Serum

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

Patient Preparation: High concentrations of gadolinium and iodine are known to interfere with most metals tests. If either gadolinium- or iodine-containing contrast media has been administered, a specimen should not be collected for 96 hours.

 

Supplies:

Greiner Z Trace Element no-additive (Aluminum Only), 6 mL (T713)

Plain, royal-blue top Monoject trace element blood collection tube (previously T713)

Metal Free Specimen Vial (T173)

Container/Tube: Greiner Z Trace Element (T713)

Submission Container/Tube: 7-mL Mayo metal-free, screw-capped, polypropylene vial (T173)

Specimen Volume: 1.2 mL

Collection Instructions: See Trace Metals Analysis Specimen Collection and Transport in Special Instructions for complete instructions.

Specimen Minimum Volume The amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Laboratory.

0.3 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Hemolysis

Mild OK; Gross OK

Lipemia

Mild OK; Gross OK

Icterus

Mild OK; Gross reject

Other

NA

 

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperatures are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
SerumRefrigerated (preferred)7 days
 Ambient 7 days
 Frozen 7 days