Aldosterone, Urine
Ordering Recommendation
For screening and diagnosing for primary hyperaldosteronism, order this urine test concurrently with the serum renin testing (refer to Renin Activity (0070105)).
Quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Tue, Thu, Sat
2-5 days  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
24-hour urine. Urine must be refrigerated during collection.  
Specimen Preparation
Add 1 g boric acid per 100 mL urine. Transfer 4 mL aliquot of urine from a 24-hour collection to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL) Record total volume and collection time interval on transport tube and test request form. Also acceptable: Preserved urine if the pH of the specimen is adjusted to 2-4 with 6M HCl or 50 percent acetic acid or unpreserved urine if frozen immediately after collection.  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Frozen. Also acceptable: Refrigerated, if preserved with HCl or acetic acid.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Ambient: 4 hours; Refrigerated (with preservative): 5 days; Frozen: 1 month  
Reference Interval
Effective October 6, 2014
Test Number Components Reference Interval
 Aldosterone, Urine1.2-​28.1 µg/d
 Creatinine, Urine -​ per 24h  
Age Male Female
3-​8 years 140-​700 mg/d 140-​700 mg/d
9-​12 years 300-​1300 mg/d 300-​1300 mg/d
13-​17 years 500-​2300 mg/d 400-​1600 mg/d
18-​50 years 1000-​2500 mg/d 700-​1600 mg/d
51-​80 years 800-​2100 mg/d 500-​1400 mg/d
81 years and older 600-​2000 mg/d 400-​1300 mg/d
Interpretive Data
CPT Code(s)
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0020207Creatinine, Urine - per volume20624-3
0020208Creatinine, Urine - per 24h2162-6
0097110Total Volume19153-6
0097111Hours Collected30211-7
0099020Aldosterone, Urine1765-7
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