Test Details

Mnemonic

ALDOS

Ordering Code

1004010

CPT-4 Code(s)

82088

Specimen Information

Collect

Serum separator tube (SST)

Specimen Preparation

Centrifuge, separate serum from cells within 30 minutes. Send 1.0 mL serum in a screw capped plastic vial.
DO NOT SEND ADRENAL VEIN DRAWS FOR THIS TEST CODE. PLEASE SEE ALTERNATE LISTINGS ON WEBSITE FOR ALDOSTERONE, LEFT ADRENAL VEIN; ALDOSTERONE, RIGHT ADRENAL VEIN; AND ALDOSTERONE, INFERIOR VENA CAVA.

Alternate Specimen

Serum: Red top

Minimum Volume

0.6 mL

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Gross hemolysis, gross lipemia, heparin plasma, EDTA plasma

Stability

Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 5 days
Frozen: 30 days

Methodology

Chemiluminescence
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Reference Range

Upright: ≤39.2 ng/dL
Supine: ≤23.2 ng/dL
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Performing Laboratory

Warde Medical Laboratory
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