Angiotensin II: <5 - 40 pg/mL; Angiotensin (1-7): <10 - 55 pg/mL
Patient preparation: Patient should be on a normal sodium diet, 110 mEq of sodium. Patient should be in a recumbent posture for at least 30 minutes prior to drawing specimen. Diuretics, mineralocorticoids, glucocorticoids, estrogens, oral contraceptives, ACT medications and sodium, potassium, and posture all affect Angiotensin levels.
6 - 10 days
Collect specimen in a chilled EDTA lavender top tube. Place collected tube on ice immediately. Spin and freeze IMMEDIATELY after collection, into a screw capped plastic tube. Send to Specimen processing frozen.
Test performed by Mayo Clinic Laboratories