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Aluminium

Test Code:

BC9999

Synonym(s):

Specimen Container

Trace metal free tube (serum)
(To be obtained from DPLM Reception, after office hour call extension 1383)

Specimen Requirement

Plain blood
3 mL

Specimen Storage / Transport

Method

 

Orderable as STAT?

No

Turn Around Time

Mean: 7 days Range: 3-11 days

Reference Value(s)

Testing Laboratory Location

SGH

Laboratory

Biochemistry

Contact Number

6394 1352

Day and Time Performed

Mon – Fri: 0800 hrs– 1700 hrs

Orderable on CPOE?

Yes

Additional Information

Instructions Before Sampling:
 
1. Patient is advised to refrain from oral ingestion of fruit juices and tea for 1 day before blood collection. Oral citrate enhances the gastrointestinal aluminium absorption which results in increased levels in blood.
2. Patient should avoid taking either gadolinium or iodine containing contrast media for at least 4 days as they can interfere with trace metal tests.

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Keywords

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