|ID:7 ||Aldosterone||Search Links: General Info : Protocols : Patient Info|
|Description||Raised in primary & secondary aldosteronism, very low sodium diet, pregnancy, and Bartter's syndrome. Decreased in CAH, aldosterone synthetase deficiency, very high sodium diet, Addison's disease, and hyporeninaemic hypoaldosteronism. Aldosterone requires concommitant renin for interpretation.
Call the laboratory for advice on when this test is indicated.|
|Indication||Investigation of unexplained hypokalaemia, particularly when associated with hypertension.|
|Additional Info||Aldosterone requires concommitant renin for interpretation.
Specialist Laboratory Medicine
St James hospital
|Dietary Requirements||Normal diet|
|Interpretation||Results should be interpreted in conjunction with plasma renin levels. Values decrease in the elderly, but can be very high in the neonate. All antihypertensive medications potentially interfere with aldosterone physiology.|
|Ref. Range (Male)||100 - 450|
|Ref. Range (Female)||100 - 450|
|Ref. Range (Paed)|| |
|Ref. Range Notes||100-850 pmol/L on random samples, 100-450 pmol/l 08:00h after overnight recumbancy. These ranges from adults age 20-40yrs, sodium intake 100-150 mmol/day, and potassium intake 50-100 mmol/day|
|IP Acute TAT||- Contact Laboratory|
|IP Routine TAT||21 days|
|GP Acute TAT||- Contact Laboratory|
|GP Routine TAT||21 days|
Originally edited by : mc. Last edited on 23/01/2020 09:46:32. Published By JHB on 23/01/2019 09:46:32.