Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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ALUMINUM

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1718         Geisinger Epic ID: 6447

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum (preferred) or plasma
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
6 mL dark blue-top (K2 EDTA) tube
Specimen required:
2 mL aliquot of serum or plasma in acid-washed, metal-free tube; minimum 1 mL.
Special notes:
Draw one Vacutainer of blood and discard. Draw second Vacutainer.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Allow serum to clot in an upright position for 1 hour. Centrifuge serum or plasma and pour (do not pipette) the serum aliquot into a acid-washed, metal-free tube. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (preferred). Room temperature or frozen specimen also acceptable.
Specimen stability:
Room Temperature: 4 days. Refrigerated: 14 days. Frozen: 1 month.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Aluminum, Serum 2-14 mcg/L
Dialysis Patient < or = 30 mcg/L
Aluminum, 24-Hr Urine 5-30 mcg/L
Aluminum, Urine 5-30 mcg/L
Detection limit, Serum, Specimen of choice for monitoring toxicity: 2 mcg/L
Detection limit, Urine, Dialysis Water 2 mcg/L
CPT code(s):
82108
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Aluminum, serum.
Methodology:
Atomic Spectroscopy
Synonyms:
Quest test code 2958, ALUMI

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Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Monday, Wednesday, Friday afternoons    
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