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Aluminum, Serum

Mnemonic:    [UNLIST]
Name:    Aluminum, Serum
Specimen:    2 mL serum from a Royal Blue top tube (no additive). Also Royal Blue with EDTA is acceptable.
Minimum Spec:    0.5 mL
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0099266
  Method:    Inductively Coupled Plasma/ Mass Spectrometry
Patient Prep: Diet, medication, and nutritional supplements may introduce interfering substances. Patients should be encouraged to discontinue nutritional supplements, vitamins, minerals, nonessential over-the-counter medications (upon the advice of their physician).
Processing Info:    Submit specimen in an ARUP Trace Element-Free Transport Tube. Do not allow serum or plasma to remain on the cells.