Aldosterone, Serum ALDOS

Method(s) Quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Specimen Required
Collect

One 5 mL plastic gold (SST) or plain red top tube.

Transport

1 mL serum, frozen. (Min: 0.5 mL) Separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)

Remarks

Collect midmorning after patient has been sitting, standing or walking for at least 2 hours and seated for 5-15 minutes. Refer to the Additional Technical Information for specific patient preparation recommendations.

Stability

After separation from cells: Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 1 month

Unacceptable Conditions EDTA plasma.
Schedule Daily
Billing Code 5010014
CPTCode 82088
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval
AgePosture UnspecifiedSupineUpright
0-6 days5.0-102.0 ng/dL  
1-3 weeks6.0-179.0 ng/dL  
1-11 months7.0-99.0 ng/dL  
1-2 years7.0-93.0 ng/dL  
3-10 years4.0-44.0 ng/dL  
11-14 years4.0-31.0 ng/dL  
15 years and olderLess than or equal to 31.0 ng/dLLess than or equal to16.0 ng/dL4.0 - 31.0 ng/dL
No Appointment Necessary
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