Test Overview
Test Methodology

Chemiluminescence

Test Usage

Evaluate the role of renin in the differential diagnosis of hypertension.

Reference Range *

Upright: <= 40 years, 4.0 - 44.0 pg/mL; > 40 years, 4.0 - 60 pg/mL
Supine (more than 30 minutes): <= 40 years; 3.0 - 30 pg/mL; > 40 years, 3.0 - 42.0 pg/mL. Contact the MLabs Client Services Center for interpretation by the Hypertension Unit (936-4790).

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

Test Details
Days Set Up
Tuesday, Friday
Analytic Time

8 hours

Soft Order Code
DPR
MiChart Code
Renin, Plasma Mass
Laboratory
Chemical Pathology
Section
Special Chemistry
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in a lavender top tube (EDTA). Centrifuge, aliquot plasma into a plastic vial, and freeze within 1 hour. Do not refrigerate the sample.

Rejection Criteria
Specimen not drawn in lavender top tube, specimen not frozen, specimen refrigerated longer than four hours, clotted sample.
Lavender Top Tube
Normal Volume
1 mL plasma
Minimum Volume
0.50 mL plasma
Billing
CPT Code
84244
Fee Code
KA016
LOINC
35570-1
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