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Aldosterone, urine

Item Value
Approval req'd? Yes, contact Chemistry at x3-1501 if requested on a random urine sample.
Available Stat? No
Test code ALDU
Test group Aldosterone
Performed by Quest
Sendout? Yes
Method Extraction, RIA
Collection Instructions Refrigerate during collection.
Container type 24 hour urine collection container

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Amount to Collect Entire 24 hour urine output
Sample type 24 hour urine collection
Preferred volume 5 mL urine
Min. Volume 1 mL urine
UCSF Rejection Criteria Container not refrigerated during collection
Processing notes Refrigerate aliquot of the well-mixed collection. Record total volume on both transport vial and request slip. Order Quest # 7062N
Units µg/24 hours (mcg/24 hours)
Normal range On a typical diet containing 100-300 mmol Sodium per day:
2-7 years ≤ 5.7 µg/d
8-11 years ≤ 10.2 µg/d
12-16 years ≤ 15.6 µg/d
≥ 18 year olds ≤ 2.3-21.0 µg/d


Post-fludrocortisone or IV saline suppression: < 5.0 µg/d
Turn around times Test run Monday and Thursday. Turnaround: 3-7 days.
Additional information To convert µg/d to nmol/d (SI units) multiply by 2.77
CPT coding 82088-90
LOINC code 1765-7
Last Updated 3/24/2013 7:47:51 PM
Entry Number 224

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