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The Deferoxamine (DFO) Test for Aluminum Intoxication

Specialty:

Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

The serum aluminum level may not reflect the total body stores of aluminum, since it may be complexed in bone or other sites. The Deferoxamine (DFO) test can be used to mobilize aluminum so that it can be detected on serum testing.

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