The ALD test diagnose if there is any electrolye or fluid disorders in your blood. Meaning it measures the total aldosterone hormone and renin levels present in your blood. Also known as sreum aldosterone test.
There are few measures to be considered before taking the test. You are suppose to avoid certain beverages, foods and medications. Inform your doctor about your eating habit. And accordingly your doctor will advised you. If you are severely ill due to some other cause, try to avoid taking the test as the test result will show low level of aldosterone in it.
Few things need to be taken care of while undergoing the treatment for Aldosterone.
You are advised to avoid such diet and medications having more of salt in it. Avoid over the counter pain relievers or other medications such as diuretics, steroids, beta-blockers, oral contraceptives, and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors. These medications affect the test results.
Due to unwanted stress or exercise or pregnancy may also affect the test results.
You will be advised by your doctor to avoid some amount of salt or sodium that you take in your daily diet. Also, you will be asked to stop your regular exercise for a while or just for a day or two before taking the test.