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Laboratory Medicine

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Aldosterone

Orange Lithium Heparin

TestAldosterone
Common AbbreviationsALD
ProfileAldosterone/ Renin Ratio
Tube typeOrange Lithium Heparin
Clinical IndicationInvestigation of suspected hyperaldosteronism. Hyperaldosteronism should be suspected in hypertensive patients with spontaneous or diuretic-induced hypokalaemia.
Specimen TypeBlood
Sample typePlasma
Minimum Volume0.3mL
Special PrecautionsDO NOT SEND ON ICE Sample must be sent to the laboratory ASAP after collection Please refer to http://www.pathology.leedsth.nhs.uk/dnn_bilm/Investigationprotocols.aspx for further special requirements
Stability Contact Referral Laboratory
Turnaround Time28 days
LaboratorySAS Steroid Hormone Centre St James's University Hospital Beckett Street Leeds LS9 7TF 0113 206 4717
Reference IntervalContact Referral Laboratory
Limitations Contact Referral Laboratory
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