This test is used to measure Aluminum levels is a person's urine. Results for this test include measurements for Aluminum, Creatinine and Aluminum:Creatinine Ratio. The specimen for this test can be a single random urine collection or a 24 hour urine collection. Customers who require a 24 hour collection should inform Request A Test at the time they place their testing order.
Aluminum exposure can occur in industrial settings which involve the processing of metal products such as cans, cook ware, roofing and siding, automotive and aircraft manufacturing. Aluminum is also found in a number of medications. Taking these medications for long periods of time or taking more than the recommended dosage may result in the buildup of unsafe amounts of aluminum in the body, especially in people with kidney disease.
Customers may also order the Aluminum Blood Test.
The turnaround time for the Aluminum, Urine test is typically 3-5 business days.
Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.
For a 24 hour urine collection, customers should first obtain a specimen container and instructions from the lab. The first urination of the day at 8:00am should be discarded. All subsequent urinations should be collected and saved in the same container. Return the specimen container to the lab after the 24 hour collection period with a copy of your order requisition.
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