What is Aldosterone?
Aldosterone is a steroid hormone found in the adrenal gland. The steroid works to control potassium and sodium – having a direct impact on blood pressure. Patients with high blood pressure may be given medications to alter how aldosterone works in the body. Aldosterone increases blood pressure, so medications work to limit excretion so blood pressure is lowered. A condition known as aldosteronism occurs when the adrenal gland produces too much aldosterone.
Normal Value Range
- Negative Pregnancy Adult: 2 to 9 ng/dL or 56 to 250 pmol/L
- Pregnancy Trimester One: 6 to 104 ng/dL or 166 to 2885 pmol/L
- Pregnancy Trimester Two: 9 to 104 ng/dL or 250 to 2885 pmol/L
- Pregnancy Trimester Three: 15 to 101 ng/dL or 416 to 2801 pmol/L