This test is ordered for the following conditions:
· Certain fluid and electrolyte disorders
· Hard to control blood pressure
· Low blood pressure upon standing (orthostatic hypotension)
Aldosterone is a hormone released by the adrenal glands. It helps the body regulate blood pressure. Aldosterone increases the reabsorption of sodium and water and the release of potassium in the kidneys. This action raises blood pressure.
Aldosterone blood test is often combined with other tests, such as the renin hormone test, to diagnose over- or under-production of aldosterone.