What is the Aldosterone Serum test?
Aldosterone is a hormone that plays a very important role in maintaining normal sodium and potassium concentrations in the blood and in controlling blood volume and blood pressure. Aldosterone is produced by the adrenal glands, located on top of each kidney, in their outer portion (called the adrenal cortex). Aldosterone stimulates the retention of sodium (salt) and the elimination of potassium by the kidneys.
When is the Aldosterone Serum test recommended?
It is recommended:To help diagnose primary or secondary aldosteronism, disorders that cause the adrenal glands to make too much ALD.To help diagnose adrenal insufficiency, a disorder that causes the adrenal glands to not make enough ALD.To check for tumors in the adrenal glands.To find the cause of high blood pressure.
What does it measure?
The Aldosterone Serum test: Analyzes the amount of aldosterone (ALD) in your blood or urine. ALD is a hormone made by your adrenal glands; two small glands located above the kidneys. ALD helps to control blood pressure and maintain healthy levels of sodium and potassium.Analyze the levels of aldosterone and renin in the blood and/or the level of aldosterone in the urine.Measures the amount of aldosterone released into the body by the adrenal glands. It checks for a tumor in the adrenal glands. It can also help find the cause of high blood pressure or low blood potassium levels. The high aldosterone level increases the reabsorption of sodium (salt) and loss of potassium by the kidneys, often resulting in an electrolyte imbalance.
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports within 5 days after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the Aldosterone Serum test in Delhi?
The cost of the Aldosterone Serum test in Delhi is Rs. 2,000.
How often should I get tested for the Aldosterone Serum test?
The Aldosterone Serum test is prescribed by your doctor after completing the assessment of your condition.
What are the normal values for the Aldosterone Serum test?
2 - 9 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 the Aldosterone Serum test?
Fasting is not required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for the Aldosterone Serum test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book the Aldosterone Serum test in Delhi?
Log into www.orangehealth. in and submit your details. Our highly trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep within 60 minutes or at the time slot booked by you.
Why should I book the Aldosterone Serum test with Orange Health in Delhi?
Orange Health is the fastest diagnostic lab. With us, you can get tested at home within 60 minutes of placing an order anywhere in Delhi. Our trained, professional, and vaccinated e Medic will be at your doorstep at the time selected by you. Your sample is safely transported at the optimal temperature to our NABL accredited and ICMR approved lab. The results will be delivered to you faster too!