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 Test Performed

Tuesday, Friday

Analytic Time

8 hours

Soft Order Code

DPR

MiChart Code

Renin, Plasma Mass

Laboratory

Chemical Pathology

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Specimen Requirements

Offsite 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.

Container

Lavender Top Tube

Normal Volume

1 mL plasma

Minimum Volume

0.50 mL plasma

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Fee Codes


CPT Code

84244

LOINC

35570-1

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