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Plasma renin activity, LC/MS/MS

Lab Section: 

Sendout Reference

 

Lab Location: 

Sendout

Reference Lab: 

Quest

 

Test ID: 

LAB3914

Synonyms: Renin,PRA

 

Methodology: 

Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry

Schedule: 

Daily

Reported: 

10 days

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: 2.0 mL Blood in a Lavender Top Tube.
Pediatric volume: 1 mL.
Lavender Top EDTA Tube
Transport: Frozen.
Unacceptable conditions:
Received room temperature Received refrigerated Plasma Separator tube

Stability: Room temperature: 24 hours Refrigerated: 24 hours Frozen: 28 days

 

Notes: 

Clinical Indications: Measurement of the Plasma Renin activity is useful in evaluating hypertension.

Performing lab: Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute 33608 Ortega Highway San Juan Capistrano, CA 92690-6130

Reference Interval: 

See patient report or consult reference laboratory website.

http://www.questdiagnostics.com/testcenter/TestDetail.action?ntc=16846

CPT Code(s): 

84244

Last Changed: 

8/30/2017 3:45:17

Last Reviewed: 

8/30/2017 3:45:30