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Aldosterone, Urine
0070480
Ordering Recommendation

For screening and diagnosing for primary hyperaldosteronism, order this urine test concurrently with the serum renin testing (refer to Renin Activity (0070105)).

Mnemonic
ALDO U
Methodology
Quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Performed
Tue, Thu, Sat
Reported
2-5 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
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
 
Remarks
 
Stability
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
AgeMaleFemale
3-8 years140-700 mg/d140-700 mg/d
9-12 years300-1300 mg/d300-1300 mg/d
13-17 years500-2300 mg/d400-1600 mg/d
18-50 years1000-2500 mg/d700-1600 mg/d
51-80 years800-2100 mg/d500-1400 mg/d
81 years and older600-2000 mg/d400-1300 mg/d


Interpretive Data


Note
CPT Code(s)
82088
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0020207Creatinine, Urine - per volume2161-8
0020208Creatinine, Urine - per 24h2162-6
0097110Total Volume19153-6
0097111Hours Collected30211-7
0099020Aldosterone, Urine1765-7
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Aliases
  • 24 hr aldosterone
  • urine aldosterone