Aluminum, Whole Blood
Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Blood

Lab: Quest Diagnostics

Results: 3-5 business days
Note: Result turnaround 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.

Patient Preparation:Avoid fruits, juices and tea for 24 hours before collection.

Description: Aluminum has been found as a cause of encephalopathy in patients undergoing prolonged hemodialysis for renal failure. Patients in renal failure lose the ability to filter and excrete aluminum which consequently accumulates in the blood and eventually in the brain and in bone.