ALDOSTERONE, SERUM

Test Documentation
Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, separate and send 1.0 mL serum (0.6 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Serum: Red-top

Rejection Criteria
Gross hemolysis, gross lipemia, heparin plasma

Methodology
Chemiluminescence

Stability
Room Temperature: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 14 days

Reference Range
Upright:   <3.0-39.2 ng/dL  
Supine:   <3.0-23.2 ng/dL  

Performed
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday

Turnaround Time4 days
Test CodeALDOS
CPT-4 Code (s)
82088
LOINC Codes
1763-2

Warde
Medical
Laboratory