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Renin

Test Name: Renin
Alternate Description: Angiotensin I
LIS Code: RENINP
Lab Section:

Specimen Processing Area

Fluid Type:

1.1 ml plasma

Minimum Volume:

0.6 ml plasma

Specimen Tube Type Transport:

Lavender Top Tube

Container (Whole Blood Required):

3 ml whole blood in a Lavender Top on ice or 2.1 ml whole blood in (3) Lavender Microtainers on ice

Additional Test Information:

Test must be processed within 6 hours of collection.

Specimen Stability:

Freeze immediately after separation

Specimen Transport:

Frozen (Dry Ice)

Availability:

Setup: Mon - Fri

Stat Availability:

No

Test Turnaround Time Routines And Stats:

2 weeks from receipt of specimen

Specimen Preparation (In House):

Spin and separate plasma into plastic 12 x 75 pour-off tube and freeze within 6 hours of collection.

Specimen Preparation (Outreach):

Spin and separate plasma into plastic 12 x 75 pour-off tube within 6 hours of collection. Freeze specimen until courier pickup. Transport frozen on dry ice.

Reference Value:

Normal Salt Intake 2.4 - 5.0 ng/ml/24 hours Low Salt Intake 3.7 - 8.7 ng/ml/24 hours High Salt Intake 0.1 - 1.7 ng/ml/24 hours