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Test Compendium


Test Code

  • 6809

Test Synonym

  • Aldosterone, Serum/Plasma

Minimum Volume

  • 1 mL

Specimen Requirements

  • Serum Or Plasma


  • Serum Separator Tube, Plain Red Top Tube, Lavender Top Tube, Transfer Tube- Serum, Transfer Tube- Plasma


  • Refrigerated

CPT Codes

  • 82088
    *The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are provided for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the responsibility of the billing entity. Please direct any questions regarding the CPT coding to the payer being billed.

Special Instructions

  • Instructions for suppression/stimulation tests that involve serum aldosterone measurement can be found in the Endocrine Appendix. Also refer to this appendix for instruction on multiple specimen testing.

Additional Information

  • If tube other than gel-barrier is used, transfer separated serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube.

Specimen Stability

  • AMBIENT: 3 days REFRIGERATED: 14 days FROZEN: 14 days