Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Aldosterone, Urine

Test Name: Aldosterone, Urine
Alternate Name(s):  
Laboratory: Core
Specimen Type: 24-hour urine
Collection Information: Collection of 24-Hour Urine Sample

Collect urine over a 24-hour period in a container with no preservative.

Patient must be on a diet with normal sodium intake and not receiving diuretics for one week before urine sample is collected for this test.
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Referred out Friday
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
2 weeks
Stat
 
 
Reference Range: ≥14 years: 3-78 nmol/day
Effective Date: 2017-11-07
Revised Date: 2018-01-24
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: Please note: Testing method changed November 7, 2017.
Special Processing:  
Comments: Aldosterone output increases in normal persons on low salt intake or on diuretic medication.
Method of Analysis: Diasorin Chemiluminescence
Critical Information Required: Transfer a 50-mL aliquot of the measured urine to a sterile container.
Storage & Shipment: Store and ship frozen.
System Codes: 
Cerner
ALDU24
 
Referred To: Dynacare, London

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