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To assist in the diagnosis of primary hyperaldosteronism disorders such as Conn’s syndrome and Addison’s disease. Blood levels fluctuate with dehydration and fluid overload. This test can be used in evaluation of hypertension.
Serum collected in a gold-, red-, or red/gray-top tube. Plasma collected in a green-top (heparin) or lavender-top (EDTA) tube is also acceptable.
|Age||Conventional Units||SI Units (Conventional Units × 0.0277)|
|Cord blood||40–200 ng/dL||1.11–5.54 nmol/L|
|3 d–1 wk||7–184 ng/dL||0.19–5.09 nmol/L|
|1 mo–1 yr||5–90 ng/dL||0.14–2.49 nmol/L|
|13–23 mo||7–54 ng/dL||0.19–1.49 nmol/L|
| Supine||3–35 ng/dL||0.08–0.97 nmol/L|
|Upright (sitting for at least 2 hr)||5–80 ng/dL||0.14–2.22 nmol/L|
| Supine||2–22 ng/dL||0.06–0.61 nmol/L|
|Upright (sitting for at least 2 hr)||4–48 ng/dL||0.11–1.33 nmol/L|
| Supine||3–16 ng/dL||0.08–0.44 nmol/L|
| Upright||7–30 ng/dL||0.19–0.83 nmol/L|
|Older Adult||Levels decline with age|
|These values reflect a normal-sodium diet. Values for a low-sodium diet are three to five times higher.|
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Bladh, Mickey Lynn., and Anne M. Van Leeuwen. "Aldosterone." Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425346/all/Aldosterone.
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Aldosterone. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425346/all/Aldosterone. Accessed April 23, 2019.
Bladh, M. L., & Van Leeuwen, A. M. (2017). Aldosterone. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425346/all/Aldosterone
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Aldosterone [Internet]. In: Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 April 23]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425346/all/Aldosterone.
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