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Aldosterone

Lab Section:  Sendout Reference  
Lab Location:  Sendout
Reference Lab: Quest 
Test ID: LAB557 
Methodology: Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS/MS)
Schedule: Mon., Wed., Fri., p.m.; Report available: 7 Days
Reported: 7 days for routine orders.
Specimen Requirements:  Collection: 3.0 mL Blood in a Red Top Tube.
Pediatric volume: 1 mL.
Draw "upright" samples at least 1/2 hour after patient sits up.

Alternative Specimen(s) :Plasma collected in: EDTA (royal blue-top), sodium heparin (green-top), lithium heparin (green-top), or EDTA (lavender-top) tube
Handling: Separate serum from cells within 6 hours.
Unacceptable conditions: Serum Separator Tube (SST®) • Glass tubes
Stability: Room temperature: 4 days; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 28 days

Notes: 

http://www.questdiagnostics.com/testcenter/TestDetail.action?tabName=OrderingInfo&ntc=17181

Reference Interval:  See patient report or consult reference laboratory website.
CPT Code(s): 82088
Last Changed: 10/05/2016 02:44:11
Last Reviewed: 12/21/2016 02:39:34