Renin


Test Information

Test Name

Renin

Synonyms

PRA; Renin (active); Plasma renin activity; Angiotensin 1; Renin/Aldosterone Ratio

Preferred Specimen

EDTA

Testing Location

Referral

Turn Around Time

3 weeks


Collection Information

Preparation

  • Aldosterone and Renin are paired tests, must collect at same time
  • Prefer fasting & supine Must reach lab within 5 hours of collection, collect close to courier time if necessary

Processing Information

Registration Code

RENP

Notes

  • EDTA tube must be filled
  • Transport at room temperature only, do not chill sample, do not place next to samples that are on ice
  • DO NOT refrigerate
  • EDTA must be kept at room temperature until separated, ideally snap frozen
  • Separate & freeze within 6 hours of collection
  • DO NOT use refrigerated centrifuge
  • Refer to Aldosterone

Methodology

Interpretations

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Contact Information

laura.yau@pathlab.co.nz

External Referral Information

Referral Location

Waikato Hospital Laboratory

Send Away Transport

Frozen

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