Ordering Recommendation

Investigate primary and secondary aldosteronism. Distinguish between bilateral idiopathic hyperaldosteronism (IHA) and aldosterone-producing adenomas (APA).

Mnemonic
ALDO LAV
Methodology

Quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

Within 24 hours

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Adrenal venous sampling procedure is required. Serum Separator Tube (SST) or Plain Red.

Specimen Preparation

Separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Frozen.

Unacceptable Conditions

EDTA plasma.

Remarks
Stability

After separation from cells: Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 1 month

Reference Interval
Interpretive Data



No compliance statements are in use for this test.

Note

Refer to the Additional Technical Information link for information on Endocrine Society recommendations regarding patient preparation, specimen collection, medications for hypertension control during confirmatory testing for primary aldosteronism, and factors that may lead to false-positive or false-negative aldosterone-renin ratio (ARR) results.

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

82088

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
3000488 Aldosterone_Left Adrenal Vein
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Aliases
Aldosterone Left Adrenal Vein