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ALDOS / ALDS-M
ALDOSTERONE, SERUM

Test Code ALDOS / ALDS-M 
Test ALDOSTERONE, SERUM 
Methodology Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) 
Description Useful for investigation of primary aldosteronism (e.g., adrenal adenoma/carcinoma and adrenal cortical hyperplasia) and secondary aldosteronism (renovascular disease, salt depletion, potassium loading, cardiac failure with ascites, pregnancy, Bartter's syndrome). 
Specimen Draw blood in a plain, red-top tube at 8 a.m.. Spin down and send 1.2 mL (minimum: 0.6 mL) of serum FROZEN in a screw-capped plastic vial. See "Renin Aldosterone Studies" for more detailed instructions. 
Reference Values 0-30 days: 17-154 ng/dL
1-11 months: 6.5-86 ng/dL
1-10 years:
<=40 ng/dL (supine)
<=124 ng/dL (upright)
> or = 11 years: <=21 ng/dL (a.m. peripheral vein specimen) 
Analytic Time 2 Days 
Day(s) Test Set Up Monday through Friday 
CPT Code(s) 82088  

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