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Lab Test Dictionary

Aldosterone, LC/MS (17181)

Methodology

Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry


Specimen Type

Serum or Plasma

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano


Epic ID

LAB01412

Lab Test Days

Sunday-Friday

Standard TAT

2-5 Days


Collection Information

Specimen Required

1-2 mL Blood

Container Type

Red Top (No Additive)

Collection Instructions

Draw "upright" samples at least a half hour after patient sits up. Plasma collected in an EDTA (lavender-top), sodium heparin (green-top) or lithium heparin (green-top) tube is also acceptable.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate-OK/Frozen-OK

Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 4 Days; Refrigerated: 7 Days; Frozen: 28 Days

Rejection Criteria

Serum or plasma separator tubes (SST/PST)

Test Volume Required

1 mL Serum or Plasma

Minimum Test Volume

0.25 mL Serum or Plasma


CPT Codes

82088


Revised

05-15-19

Initials

SL