Test directory: Aldosterone

Ordering Code238
Test NameAldosterone
AliasMinerals Corticoid
Preferred SpecimenSerum
No gel barrier tubes.
Preferred ContainerPlain (Red)
Other Specimen/ContainerPlasma in EDTA, K2 (Lavender), Plasma in Lithium Heparin (Green), Plasma in Sodium Heparin (Green)
Optimum Volume1 mL
Collection InstructionsDo Not use SST
Do Not use PST
Draw upright samples at least 1/2 hour after patient sits up. Record if patient is upright or supine.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Frozen
Airline: Frozen
Specimen StabilityAmbient: 4 Days
Refrigerated: 1 Week
Frozen: 1 Month
Rejection CriteriaGel barrier tube
Avail. StatNO
Analytic TimeUp to 6 Days
MethodologyChromatography/Mass Spectrometry
Reference Lab Quest Diagnostic Lab-NI

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
AldosteroneALLSee report.