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Aldosterone

Alias: N/A

Discipline: Clinical Chemistry

Test information: Used in investigation of Conn's syndrome and hypertension.

Specimen Type(s)
  • Blood;
Other Acceptable Specimen Type(s)
N/A
Specimen Container - Adult
  • Purple Top BD;
Specimen Container - Paediatric
  • Lilac Top Microtainer BD;
Analytes
  • N/A;
Part of a test profile?
No
Volume (min) of sample to be sent to laboratory
4ml
Patient Preparation, Sample Handling and Transport
Advise diuretics, B-blockers, ACEi & Calcium-channel blockers stopped for 2 weeks + aldosterone antagonists (e.g. spironolactone, oestrogens) stop 6 weeks prior.
Adequate Na/K in diet. When Aldosterone requested with Renin, sample must be IMMEDIATELY hand delivered to the laboratory.
Maximum add on time
N/A
Units and Reference Ranges / Interpretation
Please see the report.
UKAS number
8483
UKAS accredited test?
Yes
Comments
N/A

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Last updated: 03-05-2024