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Test Code 1150

Test Details

Aldosterone

Aldosterone is a hormone secreted by the adrenal glands that regulates levels of sodium and potassium, fluid volume and blood pressure.

Methodology

Chemiluminescent Immunoassay (CLIA)

Patient Preparation

Blood should be drawn after an afternoon fast except water, and the patient should have been in the sitting position for at least 5 minutes.

Preferred Specimen

1.0 mL serum (0.5 mL minimum) collected in serum separator tube (SST / Tiger Top)

Alternate Specimen

N/A

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated (ship on frozen cold packs)

Stability

Refrigerated: 5 days

Lab Values

Lab Values

Aldosterone

  • Optimal: <12.0 ng/dL
  • Borderline: 12.0-16.0 ng/dL
  • Increased Risk: >16.0 ng/dL
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Clinical Significance

Clinical Significance

Aldosterone

Hyperaldosteronism is a disorder caused by excessive secretion of aldosterone by the adrenal gland and may contribute to the development and progression of cardiovascular disease, renal disease, and hypertension.

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Treatment Options

Treatment Options

Aldosterone

  • Identify etiology of elevated aldosterone with additional diagnostic tests as indicated.
  • Primary Aldosteronism may be treated with eplenerone or spironolactone.
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