Aldosterone and Plasma Renin Activity

Taking the testing of Aldosterone and Plasma Renin Activity helps:

  • determine if your aldosterone and renin levels are abnormal;
  • diagnose a hormonal (endocrine) disorder such as primary aldosteronism (Conn syndrome).
Test result meanings

Different disorders have various levels of renin, aldosterone, and cortisol.

  • High aldosterone, normal cortisol and low renin indicates primary aldosteronism or Conn syndrome.
  • High aldosterone, normal cortisol and high renin indicates secondary aldosteronism.
  • Low aldosterone, low cortisol and high renin indicates adrenal insufficiency or Addison disease.
  • Low aldosterone, high cortisol and low renin indicates cushing syndrome.

 

Keywords: Aldosterone and Plasma Renin Activity; Aldosterone and Renin

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