Aldosterone

By | يونيو 5, 2014

:Normal range

Erect         : 111-860 Pmol/L

Supine       : 28-444 Pmol/L

Comment: Useful the in investigation of patients with suspected primary Conn’s syndrome and secondary hyper- or hypo- aldosteronism

Without hypertension: decreased in Addison’s disease, isolated aldosterone deficiency, syndrome of hypo-aldosteronism due to renin deficiency. With hypertension: decreased with excess secretion of deoxycorticosterone, coticosterone, Tirne’s syndrome (25%), diabetes mellitus and acute alcoholic intoxication (increased during hangover). High sodium intake will tend to suppress serum aldosterone, whereas low sodium intake will elevate serum aldosterone

(Sample: Serum, (erect, supine