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Overview Brief

Aluminum test is a routine Aluminium screening to monitor Aluminium toxicity in dialysis patients. It’s also helpful to check hard prosthetic implant ware. Aluminum is a heavy metal and is obtained by environmental exposures. Conventional sources of this metal are manufacturing items, paints, and solvents including air, water, and soil pollution.

What is Aluminium?

Accumulation of Aluminium more than of the preferred value (5-10 mg) is toxic and fatal for brain and bone. Brain deposition has been regarded as a severe cause of dialysis dementia, where bone accumulation interrupts regular calcium exchange.

Why is Aluminium suggested?

Aluminum symptoms can vary depending on the levels. Symptoms are as below:

  • Renal failure.
  • Breathing problems.
  • Encephalopathy.
  • Hyperthyroidism.

How is Aluminium performed?

Aluminum tests may include:

  • A technician puts needle to take a small sample of blood from a vein in your hand or arm.
  • Then they’ll send your blood to the lab.
  • The blood sample is transferred into the blood container with accurate clot activator/anticoagulant or preservative.
  • Individual evacuated blood collection tubes are necessary for the test.

What are the parameters measured in Aluminium?

Aluminum test can be conducted via the following methods:

  • The diagnosis of Aluminium is done that shows the low levels of Aluminium and abnormal liver tests.
  • Urine is tested for the antigens.

Preparation before performing Aluminium

The preparation for the Aluminium test includes:

  • Discuss medical history and allergies with the doctor.
  • Avoid antacids.
  • Use of specified containers of LPL for analysis.
  • High concentration of gadolinium is known to influence the metal tests.

 

Post-care after Aluminium

You should take care of below steps for Aluminium:

  • Take multi-vitamin.

Sample types in Aluminium

Few samples are for Aluminium as follows:

  • Blood test.
  • Urine test.

Side effects/risks of Aluminium

Aluminum blood test side effects are:

  • You may feel a small skin prick and have a little bruising or bleeding where the needle goes in.

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