Test ID: Z0165
CPT code: 82088
Specimen Type: Red, SST, OR Lav (EDTA)
Frequency: 4 – 7 days
Instructions: 1.2 mL Serum or Plasma from Red, SST, OR lav (EDTA), Refrigerated. Min 1.0 mL.
Text: Evaluate patients with hypertension & possible hyperaldosteronism. Primary hyperaldosteronism, (Conn syndrome), is caused by the overproduction of aldosterone by the adrenal glands. Secondary hyperaldosteronism is relatively common and is the result of a condition that decreases blood flow to the kidneys, decreases BP , or lowers plasma sodium levels.
Methodology: Liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS-MS)