Item Value
Test name Aluminum, plasma
Available Stat? No
Turn around times Test run 2x per week. Turnaround: 2-5 days.
Performed by Quest
Patient Preparation Patient should refrain from taking antacids
containing aluminum compounds at least three days prior to sample collection.
Normal range
Non-dialysis patient ≤ 7 µg/L
Dialysis patient < 40 µg/L
Container type Navy blue top (EDTA) tube
Amount to Collect 4 mL blood
Collection Instructions Avoid hemolysis. Collect one vacutainer and discard, collect second vacutainer and submit for testing.

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Sample type EDTA Plasma

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