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Renin Activity  (RENIN)

Synonyms:  Plasma Renin Activity; PRA
Specimen:  Blood; (1) Purple (EDTA ) top vacutainer tube. The patient's posture at the time of collection should be noted .
                        Volume:  4 mL primary tube
Minimum Volume:  2.0 mL
Collection:  Keep Purple (EDTA) tube at room temperature. Centrifuge at room temperature. Transfer the plasma into a polypropolypropylene screw-capped aliquot tube and freeze immediately. Specimen must remain frozen until tested.
Storage:  Frozen
Rejection Criteria:  Gross hemolysis; serum or heparinized plasma specimen; specimen not received frozen; recently administered isotopes; improper labeling.
Reference Range:  See report
Methodology:  Radioimmunoassay (RIA)
Test Use:  Measurement of renin activity is usefulin different diagnosis of individuals with hypertension.
Additional Information:  No Additional Information Listed
Testing Includes:  Specimen sent to LabCorp. LabCorp test # 002006.
Testing Facility:  LabCorp