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Laboratory Test Reference Guide

Laboratory Information

Test Name

Aluminium

External Price (excl. GST)

Price

$34.99

Specimen Collection

Adult Specimen

4 mls K2EDTA Trace Element tube(dark blue)

Sample Delivery to Lab

Ambient

Instructions for Referral to Waikato Lab

Aliquot Instructions

Plasma must be separated from trace element tube.

Test Information

Department

Biochemistry

Test Availability

Mon -Fri, 0800-1630

Laboratory Turnaround Time

Fortnightly

Method

Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy

Unit Of Measurement

┬Ámol/L

Reference Interval

< 0.3 ┬Ámol/L

Uncertainty Of Measurement

15%

Interpretation

Aluminium levels are higher in dialysed patients but should not exceed 2.0 umol/L. Reference: RCPA Manual of Use and Interpretation of Pathology Tests.

Minimum Volume

0.5ml plasma

Electronic Information

Registration Code

ALUP

HL7Mapping Code

$ALUP