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What can affect renin test?

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Talk to your doctor about what to do before the test to make sure the results are right. A few things can throw off a renin test:

  • Some medications.
  • Salt
  • Stress
  • Pregnancy
  • Exercise or other physical activity
  • Severe illness

From: What Is a Renin Test? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Association for Clinical Chemistry: “Aldosterone and Renin.”

UCLA Health: “Renin Test.”

The Merck Manual: “High Blood Pressure (Hypertension.)”

University of Rochester Medical Center:  “Aldosterone and Renin.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on May 17, 2019

SOURCES:

American Association for Clinical Chemistry: “Aldosterone and Renin.”

UCLA Health: “Renin Test.”

The Merck Manual: “High Blood Pressure (Hypertension.)”

University of Rochester Medical Center:  “Aldosterone and Renin.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on May 17, 2019

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