Aldosterone, 24-hour Urine

Overview

  • EPIC Code:
  • MISC
  • Soft Test Code:
  • MSOT
  • Send Out Test Code:
  • 19552
Included Tests

Aldosterone; Creatinine


Specimen Collection & Preparation

Specimen Requirements

1.5 mL aliquot from a well mixed 24-hour Urine Collection in a Plastic Container

Alternate Specimen

 Random urine collected in a (no preservative) container • 24 hour urine collected in a 24-hour urine container with 10 g Boric acid

TransportAndStorage

7 days Ambient
28 days Refrigerated
21 days Frozen

Collection Instructions

1. When starting the 24-hour period, urinate and discard (throw-away) this specimen. NOTE THE TIME
2. From that time on, collect all urine by urinating into a clean container and transfer into the provided container. 
DO NOT URINATE DIRECTLY INTO CONTAINER.
3. Try to pass the last urine just prior to the end of the 24 hour period. Add this urine into the container. 
4. Urine Specimen should be kept refrigerated during and after collection. 

For patient collection instruction sheet see Addendum D
For Spanish patient collection instruction sheet see Addendum D
For Burmese patient collection instruction sheet see Addendum D
For Arabic patient collection instruction sheet see Addendum D

Clinical Interpretation

Reference Range:

Refer to Interpretive Results


Methodology:
  • Extraction
  • Hydrolysis
  • Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)

Production Schedule

Sites Performed
  • Quest - Chantilly to San Juan Capistrano
Days Performed
Sunday
Tuesday
Departments
  • Sendouts - Miscellaneous
Turn Around Time

5 to 8 days


Coding & Compliance

CDM

00913333


CPT Coding

82088, 82570, (81050 may be added at an additional charge for volume measurement)