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ID:12 Aluminium
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Description A trace metal which can be toxic in rare circumstances
IndicationMonitoring renal dialysis patients. Patients on long term blood products, patients on TPN in some cases.
Additional Info
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna
InterpretationPlasma levels should be < 0.37 umol/L. Levels > 2.2 umol/L indicate increased burden of Aluminum.Patients with levels > 3.7 umol/L should be monitored frequently. Levels should not rise above 7.41 umol/L (high risk of toxicity).

DepartmentBiochemistry
SampleBlood
TubeHeparin
Tube Picture
Collection ConditionsAluminium is prone to contamination. Ensure cleanliness during blood taking and skin is free from any cosmetics or talc. If wearing gloves wash the gloves before proceeding with sampling. Heparin (NO GEL (GREEN/BLACK top)) or trace metal tubes acceptable.
Min. Vol1 ml
Freq.Once per week

Ref. Range (Male)<0.37
Ref. Range (Female)<0.37
Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range NotesApplies to subjects with no history of chronic renal failure. For ranges in CRF patients on dialysis please consult with laboraotry
Unitsumol/L
IP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
IP Routine TAT1 week
GP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
GP Routine TAT1 week
Turnround CommentNA

Originally edited by : KRA. Review due on 12/02/2016 17:04:03. Published By RB on 12/02/2015 17:04:03.