Aldosterone test measures the level of aldosterone (a hormone made by the adrenal glands), in the blood. Aldosterone helps regulate sodium and potassium levels in the body. This helps control blood pressure and the balance of fluids and electrolytes in the blood
Inform your doctor if you are on any medications, have any allergies or underlying medical conditions before your Aldosterone. Your doctor will give specific instructions depending on your condition on how to prepare for Aldosterone.
This test is best peformed in the morning. Avoid strenous exercise before your test. Avoid eating licorice and restrict the amount of sodium in your diet.
|UNISEX||< 1||17 - 154ng/dl|
|UNISEX||1 - 11||6.5 - 86 ng/dl|
|UNISEX||1 year - 10 years||< = 40ng/dl(supune) and < = 124ng/dl (upright)|
|UNISEX||> 11 years||< = 21ng/dl (a.m peripheral vein specimen)|