Aldosterone, 24-Hour Urine : 1016746

Test Code
UALD24 or 1016746

CPT Codes
82088, 82570

Includes
Includes Creatinine.

Instructions
24-hour urine. Refrigerate during collection.

Transport Container
Transfer 5 mL (Min: 0.8 mL) aliquot from a well-mixed 24-hour collection to a Transport container and transport refrigerated. Record total volume on transport container and test request form.

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.

Specimen Stability
Ambient: 7 days; Refrigerated: 28 days; Frozen: 21 days

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Urine collected with HCl.

Methodology
Hydrolysis, Extraction, Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS/MS)

Setup Schedule
Sunday & Tuesday

Report Available
3-9 days (From receipt at performing laboratory)

Reference Range
By report.

Clinical Significance
Determination of aldosterone is useful in the diagnosis and evaluation of primary aldosteronism, selective hypoaldosteronism, edematous states, and other conditions of electrolyte imbalance.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics



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