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DescriptionRaised 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.
IndicationInvestigation of unexplained hypokalaemia, particularly when associated with hypertension.
Additional InfoAldosterone requires concommitant renin for interpretation. Send to: Specialist Laboratory Medicine Block 46 St James hospital Beckett Street Leeds LS9 7TF
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary RequirementsNormal diet

InterpretationResults 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 Notes100-850 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
Unitspmol/L


IP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
IP Routine TAT21 days
GP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
GP Routine TAT21 days
Turnround CommentNA
Originally edited by : mc. Last edited on 23/01/2020 09:46:32. Published By JHB on 23/01/2019 09:46:32.