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17181: Aldosterone, LC/MS/MS Print View
Aldosterone LC/MS-MS    ng/dL 

PRIMARY
1 Serum 1 (0.25) mL   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 4 Day(s)/Frozen - 28 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Plasma EDTA Trace Metal 1 (0.25) mL   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Frozen - 28 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 4 Day(s)  
  Sodium Heparin   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 4 Day(s)/Frozen - 28 Day(s)  
  Plasma EDTA 1 (0.25) mL   Room Temperature - 4 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Frozen - 28 Day(s)  
  Lithium Heparin   Room Temperature - 4 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Frozen - 28 Day(s)  

Approximately 1-2% of individuals with primary hypertension have primary hyperaldosteronism characterized by hypokalemia (low potassium) and low direct renin. Because serum aldosterone concentrations vary due to dietary sodium intake and body position, some physicians prefer measurement of 24-hour urine concentrations for aldosterone.

Draw blood in a no-additive (red-top) tube.
Separate serum after clotting. Do not submit glass tubes. Draw
"upright" samples at least 1/2 hour after patient sits up.
Setup Schedule
Sunday-Friday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Next day

CPT Code
82088

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
Transport Temperature: Refrigerated Reject Criteria: Samples collected in serum separator tubes






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