Impact of New Quick Gold Nanoparticle-Based Cortisol Assay During Adrenal Vein Sampling for Primary Aldosteronism.

@article{Yoneda2016ImpactON,
  title={Impact of New Quick Gold Nanoparticle-Based Cortisol Assay During Adrenal Vein Sampling for Primary Aldosteronism.},
  author={Takashi Yoneda and Shigehiro Karashima and Mitsuhiro Kometani and Mikiya Usukura and Masashi Demura and Junichirou Sanada and Tetsuya Minami and Wataru Koda and Toshifumi Gabata and Osamu Matsui and Koutarou Idegami and Yuzuru Takamura and Eiichi Tamiya and Masashi Oe and Masuo Nakai and Shunsuke Mori and Noboru Terayama and Yuichi Matsuda and Kouhei Kamemura and Sumie Fujii and Takashi Seta and Toshitaka Sawamura and Rika Okuda and Yoshiyu Takeda and Kenshi Hayashi and Masakazu Yamagishi},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={2016},
  volume={101 6},
  pages={2554-61}
}
CONTEXT Adrenal vein sampling (AVS) is essential for identifying a surgically curable form of primary aldosteronism (PA), but accurate placement of the sampling catheter is technically challenging. Intraprocedural cortisol measurement can confirm the catheter's position, thereby increasing the AVS success rate. OBJECTIVE AND METHODS We developed a quick cortisol assay (QCA) that uses immunochromatography and gold nanoparticles and can be performed either semiquantitatively or quantitatively… CONTINUE READING