DBC Aldosterone ELISA kit
Ref CAN-ALD-500
Kit Type: Competitive ELISA
Kit Size: 96-well break-apart microplate
Sensitivity: 9.1 pg/mL
Sample Type: Human serum, plasma, or urine / 50 μL
Calibrator Range: 15–1000 pg/mL
Total Assay Time: 80 minutes
Note: When using the kit, the IFU version that is provided with the kit must be followed.
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  • CAN: IVD
  • EU: IVD CE
  • USA: For Research Use Only. Not For Use In Diagnostic Procedures.

Aldosterone is a potent mineralocorticoid whose synthesis and release are controlled by the renin-angiotensin system of the body. Aldosterone promotes the reabsorption of sodium in the distal tubules of the kidney resulting in potassium secretion along with sodium retention, which controls the circulating blood volume. Chronic overproduction and secretion of aldosterone leads to hypertension.

Measurement of aldosterone levels in serum in conjunction with plasma renin activity levels can be used to differentiate between primary and secondary aldosteronism.