Plasma Renin Activity

Centralized Core Laboratory:Chemistry

Test ID/Workstation: REN MAYO

Specimen Type: Blood

Tube Type: Purple top (EDTA) tube

Collection Volume: 5.0 mL (minimum 3.0 mL)

Cause for rejection: Gross hemolysis

Storage: Frozen

Availability: Sent to reference lab

Methodology: Radioimmunoassay (RIA )

Special Instructions: Draw blood directly in chilled lavender top (EDTA) tube. Immediately place into an ice-water bath until thoroughly chilled. Refrigerate during centrifugation and immediately transfer plasma to plastic vial.

Lab/Phone: 330-543-8418

TAT: 2-5 days

Additional Info: Ref. range is age dependent; avail on patient report

CPT Code: 84244

Synonyms: -

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