Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
RESULT
Test Name : Aldosterone, Urine Order Code : YUALDO
Note: This is a Sendout/Referred Test and is only offered to registered patients of SHC or LPCH.
Specimen Type: Urine
Container Type: Urine Container, 24-hour graduated: 24Urine
Required Volume: 11 mL
Minimum Volume (Pediatric): 6.0 mL
Methodology: Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)
Standard Run Times: Mon, Thu; 3pm
Turnaround Time: 4 days
Special Handling: Send refrigerated 11 mL from a 24-hour urine collection. Add 25 mL of 50% acetic acid as preservative at start of collection. Use 15 mL of 50% acetic acid for children under 5 years old. This preservative is intended to achieve a pH of between approximately 2 and 4. 24-Hour volume is required. Urine Preservative Collection Options: The addition of preservative or application of temperature controls must occur within 4 hours of completion of the collection. Preferred: 50% Acetic Acid; Acceptable: Toluene, Boric Acid, Thymol; NOT ACCEPTABLE: 6N HCl, Na(2)CO(3), 6N HNO(3)
CPT Codes: 82088
LPCH EPIC Code: LAB354
SHC EPIC Code: LABYUALDO
Causes For Rejection: Specimens other than urine.
Department: Sendouts
Clinical Specialties: Endocrinology
Sendout Lab: Mayo Medical Laboratories
URL: http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/test-catalog/Overview/8556