What is the Aldosterone/Plasma Renin Direct Ratio test?
Aldosterone is a hormone that plays an important role in maintaining normal sodium and potassium concentrations in the blood and in controlling blood volume and blood pressure. Renin is an enzyme that controls aldosterone production.
When is the Aldosterone/Plasma Renin Direct Ratio test recommended?
It is recommended:
When someone has high blood pressure, especially if the person also has low potassium. Even if the potassium is normal, testing may be done if typical medications do not control the high blood pressure or if hypertension develops at an early age.
Primary aldosteronism is a mainly curable form of hypertension, so it is important to detect and treat it properly.
Aldosterone levels are sometimes tested in people suspected of having poor adrenal function.
What does it measure?
The Aldosterone/Plasma Renin Direct Ratio test:
It is a screening test to analyze the primary aldosteronism in high-risk, hypertensive individuals. To determine the ratio, blood levels of aldosterone and renin are analyzed, and a calculation is done by dividing the aldosterone result by the renin result.
The ARR is considered the most important and reliable screening for primary aldosteronism, though it is not straightforward to interpret. Factors that could interfere with the test, such as medications, posture, sodium intake, and plasma potassium, need to be taken into account before the test to avoid false positives or false negatives.
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports within 24 hours after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the Aldosterone/Plasma Renin Direct Ratio test in Bangalore?
The cost of the Aldosterone/Plasma Renin Direct Ratio test in Bangalore is Rs.6700.
How often should I get tested for the Aldosterone/Plasma Renin Direct Ratio test?
The Aldosterone/Plasma Renin Direct Ratio test is prescribed by your doctor after completing the assessment of your condition.
What are the normal values for the Aldosterone/Plasma Renin Direct Ratio test?
5 - 10 ng/dL
What is the type of sample required?
This test requires a blood sample.
What time should I get the test done?
This test can be taken at any time during the day.
Is fasting required for an Aldosterone / Plasma Renin direct Ratio test?
Fasting is not required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for an Aldosterone / Plasma Renin direct Ratio test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book an Aldosterone / Plasma Renin direct Ratio test in Bangalore?
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