Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Order Display Name: Geisinger Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

ALDOSTERONE, 24-HOUR URINE WITH CREATININE

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB3869         Geisinger Epic ID: 18875

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
24-hour urine
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
24-hour urine container (boric acid added)
Specimen required:
1.5 mL aliquot of 24-hour urine; minimum 0.8 mL.
Special notes:
Sample without preservative is acceptable if kept refrigerated during collection. Refrigerate during and after collection. Alternative: collect urine with 10 grams of boric acid to maintain pH below 7.5. It is acceptable to add preservative after collection if urine was refrigerated during collection. Mix well. Estimate total collection volume from 24-hour urine container. Remove required aliquot. Record total volume on both aliquot tube and request slip (if applicable).

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Room temperature.
Specimen stability:
Room Temperature: 7 days. Refrigerated: 28 days. Frozen: 21 days.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded. Urine collected with HCl is unacceptable.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
82088, 82570
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Aldosterone, 24-hour urine.
Methodology:
Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)
Extraction
Hydrolysis
Synonyms:
ALDO24, Quest test code 19552

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