ea0044p33 | Adrenal and Steroids | SFEBES2016
, Taylor David
, Whitelaw Benjamin
, Aylwin Simon
, Vincent Royce
Introduction: Primary aldosteronism (PA) is the most common endocrine cause of hypertension affecting up-to 10% of hypertensives. Saline suppression, a confirmatory test for PA helps avoiding patients undergoing invasive lateralisation procedures due to a false positive aldosterone-to-renin ratio (ARR). The proposed cut-off to exclude PA is post-saline aldosterone suppression to <140 pmol/l. We reviewed our biochemical work-up in order to optimise laboratory assessment.</p...