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Aldosterone; Recumbent (Sendaway Test)

Laboratory:Clinical Biochemistry
Test Code:RLD
Medicare rebatable:Yes
Registration Instructions:

Use the 'Ambulant' code unless 'Recumbent' is specified on the request form.

If aldosterone AND renin are both requested, register for aldosterone/renin ratio only (RAA for ambulant; RAR for recumbent).

Specimen Types:Plasma
Container Types:
EDTA 4 mLEDTA 4 mL
Adults Volume or Mass:4 mL
Minimum/Paediatric Volume or Mass:4 mL
Collection & Request Instructions:Collect at ambient temperature
Retrospective testing not possible.
Transport Instructions:Room Temperature
Processing Instructions:Centrifuge
Aliquot
Freeze Immediately
Store at -80'C
Assay Frequency:Twice weekly
External Laboratory:The Alfred Pathology Service (APS)
  External Laboratory details...
External Transport Instructions:Send Frozen on Dry Ice