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​Renin

Chemistry

​Ordering Recommendation
  • ​​Collect blood between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
  • Both aldosterone and direct renin levels and ratios will be determined

​Specimen Requirements​

Type​
  • ​Plasma
​Container
  • Preferred Collection Container: Lavender (EDTA)
  • Alternative Collection Container: None
​Collection Procedure
  • Collect and spin at room temperature, aliquot as soon as possible and freeze
  • if specimen thaws, it is unsuitable for analysis
​Required Volume
  • ​Optimal Volume: 4 mL Full collection tube
  • Minimum Volume: 2 mL plasma
    (Submitting the minimum volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory/reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum volume may require a second collection.)
Grounds for Rejection​

Testing Information​ ​

Availability​
  • ​Shipped Monday-Saturday
Testing Site​
  • Referred out by St. Paul’s Hospital Laboratory to the Roy Romanow Provincial Laboratory
Results Reporting​
  • 5 day turn around time by testing laboratory
​Additional Comments
  • Reference Range for Renin (Direct):
    • Upright Posture: <55 ng/L
    • Supine Posture: <24 ng/L
    • Reference ranges provided are based on the 5th-95th percentile
  • Aldosterone/Renin Ratio:
    • <=100: suggests essential hypertension
    • 101-139: repeat test suggested
    • ​>= 140: suggests primary aldosteronism
  • All reference ranges assume normokalemic ambulatory patients with normal salt intake, not on hypertension medication
  • The testing results are affected by posture, sodium intake, diuretics and hypertensive medication
Alternate Test Names​
  • ​Renin direct
SHR LIS Test Code​
  • ​RENIP (For Laboratory Use Only)
​​ Test Ordering Requirements
​Preferred Specimen Collection
  • Refer patient to a Dynacare Laboratory Health Services Centre or a Hospital Test Centre able to process specimens within required time frame

 

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Laboratory Controlled Document LSM-741 v4

Last Modified: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 |
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