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ALUMINIUM, SERUM

Synonym(s):

​Al Serum

Lab Section Category

Description

Indications

Specimen Required

​5 mL plain blood collected into trace metal free tube.

Storage and Transport

Method

​Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry

Test Results

Reference Interval / Value

​ ≥ 20 yrs: <29 ug/L

Turnaround Time

​Mean = 7 days, Range: 3 – 11 days

Day(s) Test Set up

​Monday - Friday

Remarks

Instructions Before Sampling:

  1. Patient is advised to refrain from oral ingestion of fruit juices and tea for 1 day before blood collection. Oral citrate enhances the gastrointestinal aluminium absorption which results in increased levels in blood.
  2. Patient should avoid taking either gadolinium or iodine containing contrast media for at least 4 days as they can interfere with trace metal tests.

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