Renin is an enzyme released by the kidneys and is part of the renin-angiotensin system, a group of related hormones that act together to regulate blood pressure. A renin assay blood test is performed to find the cause of high blood pressure (hypertension). It is often tested alongside aldosterone (a hormone made by the adrenal glands) in order to obtain a complete understanding of an individual’s hormone balance.
Changes in renin, aldosterone and cortisol occur with different disorders:
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