R U H Bath, return to home page

Pathology Departments Requesting & Reporting Blood Test Information Phlebotomy Guide Contact us
Blood Sciences

Blood Test Information

minimum sample volume required ~ 4ml

  back to assay index

Test Code: ALD

Tube type: EDTA

Special instructions
Sample MUST be received by the lab within 4 hours of collection.
Serum potassium must be >3 mmol/L.

Sent away to Charing Cross Hospital
Contact Laboratory before requesting

Reference range
90 - 700


Linked to

Turnaround Time
28 days

Department: Biochemistry

Clinical Application
Measurement of renin-aldosterone ratio in plasma is useful in investigation of suspected Conn's syndrome NOTE: See also Renin. Anti-hypertensive drugs may need to be withdrawn prior to test - see protocol.

Interpretation of Aldosterone/Renin ratio (ARR):
Conn's unlikely:<680
Possible Conn's: >850
Conn's very likely: >1700


back to top