Plasma Renin Activity, LC/MS/MS : 16846

Test Code
RENINQ or 16846

Alias/See Also

CPT Codes

Lavender (EDTA) tube.

Collect a mid-morning blood sample after patient has been upright (sitting, standing, or walking) for a minimum of 2 hours, then have them sit 5-15 minutes prior to collection.

Transport Container
Centrifuge lavender top ASAP and transfer 0.8 mL (Min: 0.5 mL) plasma into a standard transport tube and freeze immediately.

Transport Temperature

Specimen Stability
Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 24 hours; Frozen: 28 days

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Plasma collected in plasma separator tube.

Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS/MS)

Setup Schedule
Monday - Friday

Report Available
5 days (From receipt at performing laboratory)

Reference Range
0.25-5.82 ng/mL/h

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

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics

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