Laboratory for Molecular Diagnostics
Center for Nephrology and Metabolic Disorders


Hyperaldosteronism is elevated aldosteron in plasma.


It is of importance to distinguish hyper- and hyporeninemic hyperaldosteronism. While the former is caused by hight renin levels, in the the latter case primarily elevated aldosteron levels suppress renin secretion.


Gitelman syndrome
As in all salt wasting nephropathies a hyperreninemic hyperaldosteronism is observed.
Update: April 29, 2019