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Aldosterone, Serum

Components

Name Method Department Units
Aldosterone, Serum Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)
Send Out ng/dL

Specimen Requirements

Serum Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 1.2 mL
Alternate

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

3.5 mL 1.2 mL
Alternate

Red Tube (no anticoagulant) with Gel

3 mL 1.2 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 4 day(s)
Refrigerated - 28 day(s)
Frozen - 30 day(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Centrifuge within 2 hours, separate supernatant and freeze
  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible

Reasons for Rejection

  • Wrong collection tube

Comments

Collection Instructions: 8 a.m. draw time (after the patient is active for 2 hours) is recommended; preferably no later than 10 a.m.

CPT Code

  • 82088