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ALU-M
ALUMINUM, 24-HOUR URINE

Test Code ALU-M 
Test ALUMINUM, 24-HOUR URINE 
Methodology Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) 
Description Useful for monitoring patients undergoing dialysis who retain some renal function and produce urine 
Specimen 1. 10 mL (minimum 2.0 mL) from a 24-hour urine collection. No preservative. See "Urine Preservatives" for multiple collections.
2. Collect in clean, plastic urine container(s) with no metal cap(s) or glued insert(s) supplied by NorDx.
3. Send specimen in a clean, plastic aliquot container with no metal cap or glued insert. See "Metals Analysis-Collection and Transport" for complete instructions.
4. Refrigerate specimen within 4 hours of completion of 24-hour collection. Send specimen refrigerated.

NOTE:
1. 24-HOUR VOLUME IS REQUIRED ON REQUEST FORM FOR PROCESSING.
2. Follow instructions for "Urine Collection".
3. Gadolinium imaging media (such as in the contrast agent Omniscan) should not be administered within 48 hours of collection. 

Reference Values < 33 g/24 hour specimen
The reference value is for a 24-hour collection only. 
Analytic Time 1 Day 
Day(s) Test Set Up Monday through Friday 
CPT Code(s) 82108  

Special Instructions