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  • Blood tests, including measurement of electrolytes, blood urea nitrogen, and creatinine levels (to assess kidney involvement)
  • Lipid profile for levels of various kinds of cholesterol
  • Special tests for hormones of the adrenal gland or thyroid gland
  • Urine tests for electrolytes and hormones
  • A noninvasive, painless eye examination with an ophthalmoscope will look for ocular damage
  • Ultrasound of the kidneys, CT scan of the abdomen, or both, to assess damage or enlargement of the kidneys and adrenal glands

From: Tests for High Blood Pressure WebMD Medical Reference

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Reviewed by James Beckerman on April 15, 2018

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High Blood Pressure by eMedicineHealth.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on April 15, 2018

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