This test is used to evaluate the level of aldosterone in the blood. It aids in the diagnosis of primary aldosteronism (PA) which is a group of different disorders and affect different parts of the body. High level of aldosterone can lead to retention of sodium, excretion of potassium (hypokalemia) and decrease in amount of renin present in the plasma. Elevated amount of aldosterone can also affect cardiovascular functions and can lead to hypertension.
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