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ALDOSTERONE, SERUM

Mnemonic

ALDOST

Guidelines

The combined aldosterone/renin tests are preferred (see Aldosterone/Renin Activity Ratio) for diagnosing hyperaldosteronism.


Specimen Collection Requirements

Patient Preparation

If upright specimen is collected, patient should be seated or standing for at least 2 hours.

Collect

Serum, one 5.0 mL gold (SST) or 7.0 mL red top tube

Handling

Separate serum from cells ASAP after collection.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport

Frozen

Rejection Criteria

EDTA plasma

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 1 month

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

3-5 days

Method

Quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay

Referral Lab

ARUP (70015)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

82088

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:40:30 AM


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