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Aldosterone * 

SIM

10140 

CPT

82088 

Synonyms

None 

Specimen Type

Serum or plasma 

Container

Red-top ,gold-top, or lavender top (EDTA) tube

Collection Instructions

Separate serum or plasma. Specify if patient was upright or supine during collection.

Volume

Volume: 1.0 ml.
Min. volume:   0.5 ml.

Additional Information

Evaluate patients with hypertension and possible hyperaldosteronism.

Patient Preparation

No isotopes administered 24 hours prior to venipuncture. Recommended that patient be ambulatory for at least 30 minutes prior to collection-patient posture can affect aldosterone levels.

Specimen Processing Instructions

Separate serum or plasma and aliquot in plastic tube.

Transport Requirements

Refrigerate

Specimen Stability

7 days 

Rejection Criteria

Gross hemolysis; gross lipemia; recently administered isotopes; plasma from green to tube.

Reference Range

See Lab Corp Directory online for pediatric and adult reference ranges.

Critical Value

 

Test Includes

Aldosterone 

Methodology

Liquid Chromatography/tandem mass spectrophotometry (LC/MS-MS) 

Testing Frequency

 

LCA

004374 

Reviewed By

Lisa McBride 

Reviewed Date

2/2/2018

Supplemental

* Reference Lab Test  

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