|Description|| A trace metal which can be toxic in rare circumstances|
|Indication||Monitoring renal dialysis patients. Patients on long term blood products, patients on TPN in some cases.
|Interpretation||Plasma 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).
|Collection Conditions||Aluminium 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. Vol||1 ml|
|Freq.||Once per week|
|Ref. Range (Male)||<0.37|
|Ref. Range (Female)||<0.37|
|Ref. Range (Paed)|| |
|Ref. Range Notes||Applies to subjects with no history of chronic renal failure. For ranges in CRF patients on dialysis please consult with laboraotry
|IP Acute TAT||- Contact Laboratory|
|IP Routine TAT||1 week|
|GP Acute TAT||- Contact Laboratory|
|GP Routine TAT||1 week|
Originally edited by : KRA. Review due on 12/02/2016 17:04:03. Published By RB on 12/02/2015 17:04:03.