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Aldosterone:Renin Ratio Blood Test

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Test includes Aldosterone, plasma renin activity (PRA)
Test #004354

Aldosterone:Renin Ratio Blood Test

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Preparation No Fasting Required.
Test Type Blood
Test Results Send off test. Results 2-3 days from date received at Burlington Lab. Total Result time 4-6 days.

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Patient Preparation:  Patients should be instructed to maintain an unrestricted dietary salt intake prior to testing. Washout of all interfering antihypertensive medications may be considered in patients with mild hypertension, but is potentially problematic in others and perhaps unnecessary in that medications with minimal effect on the ARR can be used in their place. The patient should not take drugs that markedly affect the ARR for at least four weeks prior to blood collection. These drugs include: Spironolactone, eplerenone, amiloride, and triamterene; Potassium-wasting diuretics; and products derived from liquorice root (eg, confectionary licorice, chewing tobacco).

Aldosterone is a mineral (salt)-retaining steroid and a hormone that directly regulates the retention of sodium (salt) by the kidneys and indirectly regulates the excretion of potassium. It is vital in the control of blood volume and blood pressure. Aldosterone is produced by the adrenal cortex, which is the outer portion of the two adrenal glands that are located at the top of each kidney. In most cases it is necessary to measure both renin and Aldosterone (and occasionally cortisol) in order to get a complete picture of what is happening with hormone production. These tests may be ordered to help in diagnosing and monitoring conditions associated with Aldosterone excess or deficiency.

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Quick Overview Test includes Aldosterone, plasma renin activity (PRA)
Preparation No Fasting Required.
Test Type Blood
Test Results Send off test. Results 2-3 days from date received at Burlington Lab. Total Result time 4-6 days.
Retail Price $307.00
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