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How is Conn’s Syndrome Diagnosed?

Blood and urine tests can check for high aldosterone and other blood levels. Your health care provider may order a CT scan or MRI to find the side of an adenoma or hyperplasia. Patients who have adrenal masses only need to be screened for Conn’s syndrome if they are known to have blood pressure issues. If patients with an adrenal mass are found to have a special test known as adrenal vein sampling is mandatory before the adrenal gland with the mass is removed, since in up to one third of patients the problem can stem from both or the opposite adrenal gland.