Adrenal Venous Sampling


This presentation will provide a brief overview of blood pressure control by the renin-aldosterone system. Additionally, it will describe how primary hyperaldosteronism occurs when this pathway malfunctions, and how laboratory testing, especially adrenal venous sampling, is critical for diagnosis of primary hyperaldosteronism. Finally, interpretation of adrenal venous sampling results will be reviewed.

Originally presented on April 8, 2020, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Lecture Presenter

Grace M. Kroner, PhD

Grace M. Kroner, PhD

Clinical Chemistry Fellow
ARUP Laboratories

Dr. Kroner graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 2010 with a BA in Biology and Classics before pursuing a PhD in Biological Chemistry at the University of Michigan. Her work investigated the maintenance of bacterial chromosome architecture and the role of the bacterial global transcription regulator Lrp in regulating cells' response to nutrient starvation.


After this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Describe how the renin-aldosterone system controls blood pressure.
  • List the tests important in screening for, confirming, and classifying primary hyperaldosteronism.
  • Explain the benefits of adrenal venous sampling in classifying primary hyperaldosteronism.

Sponsored by:

University of Utah School of Medicine, Department of Pathology, and ARUP Laboratories