Aldosterone, Urine


Sunquest Code:UALDOS  
Epic Code:LAB354Epic Name:Aldosterone Urine
Methodology:Chemiluminescent immunoassay
Test Includes:Urine creatinine, aldosterone
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported in 2-5 days.
Special Instructions:Urine must be refrigerated during collection.
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Urine Collection Procedure



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Urine, 24 hour collection
Optimal Volume:Submit entire 24 hour collection; analysis requires 0.5 mL
Container:3 L plastic jug
Collection Instructions:Urine must be refrigerated during collection.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Mix collection well before aliquot is taken. Aliquot 4 mL, 0.5 mL minimum. Store in freezer. Record total volume and duration on the request form.
Shipping Instructions:Ship on dry ice.
Stability:4 hours at room temperature; 5 days refrigerated (with preservative); 1 month frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:70480


Interpretive

Reference Range:
1.28-28.1 ug/d  
Use:Measurement of serum/plasma Aldosterone is generally most useful.


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