Days Set Up
Monday - Friday
Analytic Time

4 - 10 days

MiChart Code
Renin Activity, Plasma
Soft Order Code

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Liquid chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry

Test Usage

Investigation of primary and secondary aldosteronism

Reference Range

0-2 years: 4.6 ng/mL/hour (mean)* Range: 1.4-7.8 ng/mL/hour
3-5 years: 2.5 ng/mL/hour (mean)* Range: 1.5-3.5 ng/mL/hour
6-8 years: 1.4 ng/mL/hour (mean)* Range: 0.8-2.0 ng/mL/hour
9-11 years: 1.9 ng/mL/hour (mean)* Range: 0.9-2.9 ng/mL/hour
12-17 years: 1.8 ng/mL/hour (mean)* Range: 1.2-2.4 ng/mL/hour
Mean data not standardized as to time of day or diet. Infants were supine, children sitting.

Na-depleted, upright (peripheral vein specimen)
18-39 years: 10.8 ng/mL/hour (mean)
2.9-24.0 ng/mL/hour (range)
> or =40 years: 5.9 ng/mL/hour (mean)
2.9-10.8 ng/mL/hour (range)

Na-replete, upright (peripheral vein specimen)
18-39 years: 1.9 ng/mL/hour (mean)
< or =0.6-4.3 ng/mL/hour (range)
> or =40 years: 1.0 ng/mL/hour (mean)
< or =0.6-3.0 ng/mL/hour (range)

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Offsite

Draw in a chilled syringe, into a prechilled tube, from a patient in a seated position. Immediately place the EDTA tube in an ice bath. Refrigerate while centrifuging, and immediately aliquot and freeze the plasma, within 30 minutes.

Normal Volume
2 mL Plasma
Minimum Volume
1.2 mL Plasma

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Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.