Aldosterone, Serum


Aldosterone, a steroid hormone secreted by the adrenal cortex, is the most potent miniralocorticoid. The major function of aldosterone is the stimulation of sodium and chloride reabsorption by renal tubules and the enhancement of potassium and hydrogen excretion in urine. Its secretion is stimulated through the renin-angiotensin system and by high plasma potassium levels. Aldosterone levels vary with body position and salt intake. See Also Renin Activity, Plasma

دواعي الإستعمال

Hyperaldosteronemia could either be primary due to adenomas and glucocorticoid responsive hyperaldosteronism or secondary as a result of elevated renin secretion due to renin secreting tumours, renovascular hypertension, dehydration, hyponatremia or Bartter's syndrome. In addition, elevated aldosterone and renin levels are found in psuedohypoaldosteronism (unresponsiveness to aldosterone). Hypoaldosteronism is seen in the salt wasting form of congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH), renin deficiency, Addison's disease, in a very high sodium diet and Type 4 renal tubular acidosis.

نوع العينة والكمية والشروط

1 ml Serum / Plasma EDTA Frozen

إحتياطات خاصة

The reference ranges for serum aldosterone are based on normal sodium intake and patient position during collection (Standing or Recombant).

المعدل الطبيعي

Standing: 40 - 310 pg/mL 111 - 860 pmol/L Recombant: 10 - 160 pg/mL 28 - 444 pmol/L

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