What is the role of sodium and magnesium testing in the workup of primary aldosteronism?

Updated: Mar 24, 2020
  • Author: Gabriel I Uwaifo, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Mild serum hypernatremia in the 143-147 mEq/L range and mild hypomagnesemia from renal magnesium wasting are other associated biochemical findings in established primary aldosteronism. [23] (See Medscape Reference Laboratory Medicine articles Serum Sodium and Magnesium.)

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