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Laboratory Medicine

Test catalogue


Test Name

Aluminum (Trace Metal)

Navy Tube Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = 1 Royal Blue (K2-EDTA)

Minimum Volume = 2 ml Plasma

Tube must fill to at least ½ or greater of its vacuum capacity

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Collect Royal Blue Trace Element Vacutainer (K2-EDTA). Ensure both sample and requisition are properly. Avoid gel-separator tube Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label.

Special Instructions: Separate as soon as possible and transfer plasma to polypropylene vial. Store and send cold

Rejection Criteria: Grossly hemolyzed or lipemic samples not accepted. Unlabeled or Not Sufficient Quantity Samples will be rejected.

Transportation: Send sample to core lab as soon as possible.

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

10 Days

Test Utilization

Reference Value

0 - 293 nmol/L

Test Code



ICP-TripleQ MS

Testing Location

Referred Out – ON, Canada (ROICL02)

Other Information

Last Updated: June 06, 2019