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Test Compendium

Test Name

  • ALUMINUM, URINE

Test Code

  • 2629

Test Synonym

  • Aluminum 24 HOUR Urine, Aluminum random urine, Aluminum, Random Urine

Minimum Volume

  • 1.5 mL

Specimen Type

  • Urine

Primary Container

  • Container- Urine, 24 Hour Urine Container

Transport Temp

  • Ambient

TAT

  • 4 days

Specimen Requirements

  • 5 mL Random Urine or 24 hr Urine aliquot from unpreserved collection

Specimen Retention

  • Random or 24 Hr Urine in a plastic container ,no preservatives Do not use preservatives. Preservatives used for routine analysis may contain mercuric oxide (i.e., Stabilur), which interferes with all metal testing. For a 24 Hr-instruct the patient to void at 8 AM and discard the specimen. Then collect all urine including the final specimen voided at the end of the 24-hour collection period (i.e., 8 AM the next morning). Avoid contact with metal during collection. Screw the lid on securely.