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Laboratory Medicine

Test catalogue

Aldosterone, Urine

Test name

Aldosterone, Urine

Urine sample Specimen Type/Requirements

Container Type = Small orange cap container

Minimum Volume = 5 mL urine

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Collect Random Urine in a small orange cap container. Indicate date and time of Collection.

Stability: Urine is stable 1-2 days at 2-8°C and for longer periods at -20°C.

Transportation: Send sample to core lab ASAP.

Special Instructions Random urine collected in sterile container mid morning after voiding and discarding first morning urine sample.

Sample Rejection Criteria: Urine collected with acidified container or leaking specimen will be rejected.

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

15 Days (Batched)

Test Utilization

Routine

Reference Value

Based on normal salt intake: 30 -77 nmol/d

Standing: 10 - 43 nmol/d

Recumbent: 0 – 10 nmol/d

Test code

UALDD

Methodology

Competitive RIA (Radioimmunoassay)

Testing Location

SMH-Biochemistry

Other information