Should I stop my medication before a primary hyperaldosteronism test?

It is important to note that certain high blood pressure medications may interfere with the diagnostic tests for primary hyperaldosteronism and thus, after consultation with a physician, should be discontinued 4 to 6 weeks prior to testing. The best screening tests to determine if a patient has primary hyperaldosteronism are simple blood tests that measure the levels of potassium, aldosterone, and renin in the blood.

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