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Laboratory tests in patients with arterial hypertension

Krystyna Sztefko
Nadciśnienie tętnicze 2009;13(2):120-130.

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Vol 13, No 2 (2009)
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Published online: 2009-03-10

Abstract

In diagnosis of arterial hypertension measurement of serum glucose, cholesterol and its fractions, triglycerides, electrolytes, creatinine, aldosterone, as well as plasma proteolytic renin activity and urine albumin is recommended. Much better accuracy and precission of laboratory tests are the consequences of better methods standardization and laboratory automation, which together with new data concerning biochemical parameters grossly improve the laboratory tests interpretation. However, physicians are still not aware of preanalytical and analytical errors. Poor transfer of knowledge regarding the new laboratory recommendation has the main impact on inappropriate interpretation of laboratory tests in patients with arterial hypertension.

Abstract

In diagnosis of arterial hypertension measurement of serum glucose, cholesterol and its fractions, triglycerides, electrolytes, creatinine, aldosterone, as well as plasma proteolytic renin activity and urine albumin is recommended. Much better accuracy and precission of laboratory tests are the consequences of better methods standardization and laboratory automation, which together with new data concerning biochemical parameters grossly improve the laboratory tests interpretation. However, physicians are still not aware of preanalytical and analytical errors. Poor transfer of knowledge regarding the new laboratory recommendation has the main impact on inappropriate interpretation of laboratory tests in patients with arterial hypertension.
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Keywords

arterial hypertension; glucose; lipids; creatinine; microalbuminuria; aldosteron; renin

About this article
Title

Laboratory tests in patients with arterial hypertension

Journal

Arterial Hypertension

Issue

Vol 13, No 2 (2009)

Pages

120-130

Published online

2009-03-10

Bibliographic record

Nadciśnienie tętnicze 2009;13(2):120-130.

Keywords

arterial hypertension
glucose
lipids
creatinine
microalbuminuria
aldosteron
renin

Authors

Krystyna Sztefko

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