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Aldosterone Urine 24 Hour

Ordering Info & Methodology

Test Code

Cerner Synonyms


Aldosterone Urine Quantitative, Aldosterone, 24h Urine Excretion, Aldosterone Excretion

Turn Around Time


Analyzed within 7 days of receipt.

Liquid chromatography mass spectrometry

Ordering Guide

Specimen Requirements

Sample Type

Collection Container

Alternate Collection Containers


Urine Collection Jug

6 mL

Cannot be added on to previously collected sample.

Add on stability
This is the length of time after sample collection that this analyte is stable. Test can be added to a previously collected sample if the time since collection is less than the add on stability time.

Minimum Volume

Add On Stability

Collection and Shipping Requirements

Measure 24 hour volume. Aliquot 3mL in 12x75 plastic tube for urine creatinine, 3mL in 12x75 plastic tube for urine aldosterone. Centrifuge and decant both aliquots. Freeze aldosterone tube, refrigerate creatinine and send both on ice pack.

Reference Intervals

Female Reference Interval

Age Category
Reference Interval
≥ 0 y

Male Reference Interval

Age Category
Reference Interval
≥ 0 y
Additional Notes

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Measurement Uncertainty (MU)
Every laboratory value is an estimate of the true concentration of substance. MU is the 95% confidence interval around that estimate. 95% of the time, the true concentration will be within the range of the reported value ±MU. This value is based on analytical variability (precision) and does not reflect other factors such as sample collection and handling which may also affect the result.


Reported sodium = 140 mmol/L
Sodium MU = 1%
Expanded uncertainty = 140 mmol/L ± 1% or 140mmol/L ± 1.4 mmol/L
Interpretation - the true value of sodium in the sample is in the range 138.6-141.4 mmol/L, with 95% confidence.


Measurement Uncertainty

Patient should be off β-blockers and diuretics for 2 weeks prior to test. Refrigerate urine during collection.

Referring sites need to include 24 hour volume, patient's height and weight on requisition.


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