What is the role of plasma renin activity and plasma aldosterone levels in the workup of metabolic acidosis?

Updated: Oct 10, 2018
  • Author: Christie P Thomas, MBBS, FRCP, FASN, FAHA; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Plasma renin activity and plasma aldosterone levels are useful in determining the etiology of the hyperkalemia and hypokalemia that accompany metabolic acidosis.


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