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Point of Care Testing
Pathology Lab Manual
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5.0 mL blood
Volume and Container
6.0 mL royal blue top Monoject No Additive blood tube with the red strip
Storage and Transport
Serum stored refrigerated until ready for transport to Mayo Medical Laboratory Rochester
Causes for Rejection
Specimens other than serum from a royal blue top blood tube with the red strip, gross icteric
Turn Around Time
5-10 business days from time of collection
Monday-Friday from 8 am-5 pm, except observed holidays
CPT / HCPCS Code
Preferred monitoring for aluminum toxicity in patients undergoing dialysis, routine screening, monitoring metallic prosthetic implant wear.
Mayo Medical Laboratory Rochester
Test performed Monday, Wednesday, Friday at Mayo Medical Laboratory Rochester
High concentrations of gadolinium and iodide are known to interfere with most metals tests. If either of these have been administered, a specimen cannot be collected for 48 hours.
See reference lab report
Limitations and Contraindications
Patients in renal failure invariably have serum aluminum levels >60 ng/mL range.
CPOE Test Name
Ref Aluminum, Ref AL
Created at 9/8/2014 5:57 PM by Bradshaw, Keir
Last modified at 9/8/2014 5:57 PM by Bradshaw, Keir
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