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Test Compendium

Test Name


Test Code

  • 6809

Test Synonym

  • Aldosterone, Serum/Plasma

Minimum Volume

  • 1 mL

Specimen Type

  • Serum Or Plasma

Primary Container

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

Transport Temp

  • Refrigerated

Specimen Requirements

  • 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.

Specimen Retention

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