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Salivary Aldosterone

Technical Summary

Analyte Summary:
Analyte: Aldosterone
Aliases: NA
Serum-Saliva Correlation: 0.75-0.96
Optimum Collection Volume: 175 μL*
*Add 300 µl to the total volume of all tests for liquid handling
Interfering Factors
Posture affects aldosterone levels - we recommend sampling after 30 minutes in position.

Licorice (real) mimics aldosterone and should be avoided 2 weeks before collection.
Assay Summary:
Methodology: ELISA
Sensitivity: 35 pg/mL
Assay Range: ----
Assay Type: Quantitative

Collect Saliva Samples


Better results begin with better analyte collection. This collection protocol features general considerations to maximize salivary Aldosterone analysis. Use this analyte-specific collection protocol to plan your collection methodology and sampling schemes.


Test Saliva Samples

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Order Code (lab): 5108
Transport Requirements: Ship on Dry Ice
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Salimetrics Assay Kits - Better Results

The validated method used by Salimetrics is proprietary and not available in assay kit form at this time.

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Considerations for adding Salivary DNA to analyte Studies:

You can combine salivary analytes with easy, accurate, and affordable genomic testing using Salimetrics SalivaLab and the same sample that you are already collecting – no specialized saliva collection devices or additional samples are required.

Don’t know what SNPs are right for you? The SalivaLab’s DNA team specializes in genetic testing services, we recommend you Request a DNA Consult (gratis) to learn more about common considerations such as # of samples, participant ethnicity, and IRB Approval.

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DNA Extraction and Normalization
Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) Genotyping
VNTR & STR Analysis

References & Salivary Aldosterone Research

    1. Pilz, S., Tomaschitz, A., Stepan, V., Obermayer-Pietsch, B., Fahrleitner-Pammer, A., Schweighofer, N., Portugaller, H.R., et al. (2009). Graz Endocrine Causes of Hypertension (GECOH) study: A diagnostic accuracy study of aldosterone to active renin ratio in screening for primary aldosteronism. BMC Endocr Disord, 9:11.
    2. Manolopoulou, J., Gerum, S., Mulatero, P., Rossignol, P., Plouin, P.F., Reincke, M., & Bidlingmaier, M. (2010). Salivary aldosterone as a diagnostic aid in primary aldosteronism. Horm Metab Res, 42(6), 400-5.
    3. Jezova, D. & Hlavacova, N. (2008). Endocrine factors in stress and psychiatric disorders. Ann N Y Acad Sci, 1148, 495-503.
    4. Williams, G.H. (2005). Aldosterone biosynthesis, regulation, and classical mechanism of action. Heart Fail Rev, 10(1), 7-13.
    5. Meneton, P., Loffing, J., & Warnock, D.G. (2004). Sodium and potassium handling by the aldosterone-sensitive distal nephron: The pivotal role of the distal and connecting tubule. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol, 287(4), F593-601.
    6. Vogt, B. & Burnier, M. (2009). Aldosterone and cardiovascular risk. Curr Hypertens Rep, 11(6), 450-55.
    7. Schrier, R.W., Masoumi, A., & Elhassan, E. (2010). Aldosterone: Role in edematous disorders, hypertension, chronic renal failure, and metabolic syndrome. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol, 5(6), 1132-40.
    8. Whaley-Connell, A., Johnson, M.S., & Sowers, J.R. (2010). Aldosterone: Role in the cardiometabolic syndrome and resistant hypertension. Prog Cardiovasc Dis, 52(5), 401-9.
    9. Vining, R.F., McGinley, R.A., Symons, R.G. (1983). Hormones in saliva: Mode of entry and consequent implications for clinical interpretation. Clin Chem, 29(10), 1752-56.
    10. Manolopoulou, J., Mulatero, P., Maser-Gluth, C., Rossignol, P., Spyroglou, A., Vakrilova, Y., Petersenn, S., et al. (2009). Saliva as a medium for aldosterone measurement in repeated sampling studies. Steroids, 74(10-11), 853-58.

    1. Vining, R.F., McGinley, R.A. (1987). The measurement of hormones in saliva: Possibilities and pitfalls. J Steroid Biochem, 27(1-3), 81-94.

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