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Lab Test Dictionary

Aluminum (2958)

Methodology

Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS)


Specimen Type

Serum or Plasma

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics Valencia


Epic ID

LAB00913

Lab Test Days

Monday, Wednesday, Saturday

Standard TAT

3-6 Days


Collection Information

Specimen Required

2-4 mL Blood

Container Type

Royal Blue (No Additive)

Collection Instructions

Draw one (royal blue-top) tube of blood and discard. Draw second (royal blue-top tube. Plasma collected in an EDTA (royal blue-top) tube or sodium heparin (royal blue-top) tube is also acceptable.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate-OK/Frozen-OK

Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 4 Days; Refrigerated: 14 Days; Frozen: 30 Days

Test Volume Required

2 mL Serum or Plasma

Minimum Test Volume

0.7 mL Serum or Plasma

Processing Instructions

Allow to clot in an upright position. Centrifuge and pour (do not pipette) the serum or plasma in to an acid-washed or metal-free vial.


CPT Codes

82108


Revised

03-08-16

Initials

SL