Aluminium (serum)

Referred to Berkshire & Surrey Pathology Services, Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Portsmouth Road, Frimley, Surrey GU16 7UJ

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Samples required

Whole blood in plain 2 mL tube.

Test available to Renal Unit only.

Test indications

Checking for aluminium accumulation in dialysis patients.

Reference range

< 0.4 µmol/L

> 2.2 µmol/L indicates excessive accumulation.

Turnaround time

Referral lab quotes turnaround time of 10 days, however additional time must be allowed for packing, dispatch and delivery of sample, and return and processing of results.


Biochemistry (Referrals)