General Information

UPHSM LIS Test #: 026645
Schedule: Daily
Testing Time: 2-5 Days
Testing Lab: Labcorp

Specimen Info
Only 1 specimen type required, unless otherwise specified

Volume: 1.0 (0.5 min) mL Serum
Temperature: Refrigerated
Tube Type: Serum
Collection Info:
Both serum and plasma required.
Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube
Separate serum to a plastic transport tube. Label the serum tube "Serum−Aldosterone."

Collection: Collect blood mid morning, after the patient has been up (sitting, standing, or walking) for at least two hours and seated for 5 to 15 minutes
Volume: 1.0 (0.8 min) mL Plasma
Temperature: Critical Frozen
Tube Type: 1 LAV EDTA tube
Collection Info:
Both serum and plasma required.
After collection, immediately centrifuge the lavender-top tube at room temperature, transfer plasma to a transport tube, and freeze. Label this tube "Frozen Plasma−Renin."

Specimen Acceptability

Rejection Criteria:  Aldosterone Plasma EDTA.
Renin:  Hemolysis, icterus, gross lipemia, non-frozen samples.


Liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS-MS)

CPT Codes

82088, 84244

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