Aldosterone Serum Test In Chennai

Aldosterone Serum Test In Chennai

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The Aldosterone Serum Test In Chennai works around a hormone called Aldosterone or ALD. ALD is a steroid hormone that is produced by the adrenal glands in the body. Adrenal Glands are two small glands located above each kidney and are responsible for controlling a lot of important hormones in the body. An adrenal gland disorder can cause overproduction or under-production of important hormones and have serious repercussions.

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About Aldosterone Serum Test

Why is the aldosterone Serum Test done?

The Aldosterone Serum Test is done to check endocrine functions and identify any endocrine dysfunctionality. These disorders can cause issues with fluids and electrolytes and may be caused by various underlying illnesses or factors like:

  • Kidney disease
  • Adrenal disorders
  • Cardiovascular issues

This test is done to diagnose several issues including:

  • high blood pressure
  • low blood pressure that is caused by standing up. It is also known
  • as orthostatic hypotension.
  • underactive adrenal glands
  • excessive production of ALD


What doesAldosterone Serum Test measure?

An Aldosterone Serum Test In Chennai measures the levels of ALD in the blood. High concentrations of this hormone can cause high blood pressure. It can also cause low potassium levels in the body. These issues can even be caused due to an adrenal tumour among various other possible causes like:

  • Narrowing of the artery through which blood is supplied to the kidneys. This is also known as Renal Artery Stenosis
  • Kidney failure or kidney disorder
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Cushing’s syndrome
  • Excessively low sodium diet.
Risk/side effects of aldosterone Serum Test

Being a blood test, there are not many complications or risks to this test. Patients may feel some pain or excessive bleeding at the site of the blood draw. They may also see bruising or feel dizzy after the blood is drawn.



Why should you choose's home collection services?

The Aldosterone Serum Test In Chennai can be conducted in labs, hospitals, and through services providing a home collection of samples. Opting for’s home collection services ensures that your tests results are accurate. It ensures that your tests are done smoothly and that you get the best Aldosterone Serum Test In Chennai prices. also has various customizable packages so clients can pick which additional tests they want to get done and pay only for those.

With a global pandemic going on, it is better to opt for’s home collection services and avoid going to crowded places. If ordered to get this test done, it is best to book a test with quickly.



Do I need to fast for this test?

Your doctor may ask you to take certain precautions before this test like not taking certain medicines or drugs that you may be prescribed, controlling or stopping sodium intake and more other measures depending upon the patient’s requirements.

Can ALD be controlled by lifestyle changes?

Though it cannot be reversed, measures can be taken to control the effects of this problem. The Aldosterone Serum Test does not pinpoint the cause of increased ALD levels. As such, the doctor would order additional tests to narrow down the cause. Thereafter he would create a treatment plan to tackle the issue.

Do I need to take medication for ALD?

Increased ALD levels in the body can be due to a lot of reasons. Depending upon the results of your test for ALD, your doctor would order additional tests which fit with your results and your symptoms. He would then come to a conclusive diagnosis and prepare a treatment plan and medications accordingly.

When do I get this test done?

ALD levels in the blood fluctuate throughout the day and as such your doctor may
recommend a time of the day when to get this test done. You need to ensure that the test is done at that time.

 Interpreting Aldosterone Serum Test results

Interpreting Aldosterone Serum Test results

  • High levels of Aldosterone can cause hyperaldosteronism which is the increased levels of blood pressure and reduced potassium levels in the body.
  • Low levels of Aldosterone can cause Hypoaldosteronism which can cause low blood pressure, high potassium levels in the blood, low sodium levels as well as dehydration.

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Steps to book an aldosterone Serum Test home collection in Chennai

Booking an Aldosterone Serum Test In Chennai is extremely simple and convenient. All you need to do is search for the Aldosterone Serum Test near me and you will be shown a list of all labs and facilities conducting this test. You can also search for an Aldosterone Serum Test at home to find services that provide home collection facilities.
Thereafter you can compare your options and select whichever you find best, and go ahead with the booking. You will be contacted by your assigned technician, or you can contact them yourself and set a suitable time.

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