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Test Code Aluminum Aluminum, Serum

Reporting Name

Aluminum, S

Useful For

Preferred monitoring for aluminum toxicity in patients undergoing dialysis

 

Preferred test for routine aluminum screening

 

Monitoring metallic prosthetic implant wear


Specimen Required


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)

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.


Seattle Children's Hospital Note:

Collect 2.4 mL whole blood in a Navy Blue Top trace element tube. (Lawson #11930)

 

Processing Note: Use of a standard pipette is acceptable for aliquoting these samples.

Specimen Type

Serum

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.3 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Refrigerated (preferred) 7 days
  Ambient  7 days
  Frozen  7 days

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Tuesday, 8 a.m; Thursday, 12 p.m.

Seattle Children's Hospital Note:

TAT: 3 - 9 days

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

Method Name

Dynamic Reaction Cell-Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (DRC-ICP-MS)

Method Description

Aluminum in serum and urine is analyzed by inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) in dynamic reaction cell (DRC) mode using lithium (Li), gallium (Ga), and rhodium (Rh) as internal standards, and a salt matrix calibration.(Unpublished Mayo method)

Reference Values

0-6 ng/mL (all ages)

<60 ng/mL (dialysis patients-all ages)

 

For SI unit Reference Values, see https://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/order-tests/si-unit-conversion.html.

Test Classification

This test uses a standard method. Its performance characteristics were determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information

82108

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
AL Aluminum, S 5574-9

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
8373 Aluminum, S 5574-9

Reject Due To

Hemolysis

Mild OK; Gross OK

Lipemia

Mild OK; Gross OK

Icterus

Mild OK; Gross OK

Other

NA