Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

ALDOSTERONE, LC/MS/MS

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1544         Geisinger Epic ID: 28597

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum (preferred) or plasma.
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
4 mL green/green-top (sodium heparin) tube
3 mL lavender-top (K2 EDTA) tube
Specimen required:
1 mL aliquot of serum; minimum 0.25 mL.
Special notes:
Serum separator tubes are NOT ACCEPTABLE. Draw upright samples at least 1/2 hour after patient sits up.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Allow to clot. Centrifuge 10 minutes at 3000 rpm. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (preferred). Room temperature or frozen specimen also acceptable.
Specimen stability:
Room Temperature: 4 days. Refrigerated: 1 week. Frozen: 4 weeks.
Rejection criteria:
Serum collected in serum separators tubes is unacceptable. Moderate to gross hemolysis.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
82088
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:
Adosterone level.
Methodology:
Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry
Synonyms:
ALDOL, Quest test code 17181
Clinical significance:
Approximately 1-2% of individuals with primary hypertension have primary hyperaldosteronism characterized by hypokalemia (low potassium) and low direct renin. Because serum aldosterone concentrations vary due to dietary sodium intake and body position, some physicians prefer measurement of 24-hour urine concentration for aldosterone.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Monday-Saturday. Report available: 3-5 days    
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