|Test Code||RENIN / PRA-M|
|Test||RENIN ACTIVITY, PLASMA|
|Description||Useful for investigation of primary aldosteronism and secondary aldosteronism|
|Specimen||Draw blood from a patient in a seated position into chilled syringe. Place in a chilled 5-mL lavender-top (EDTA) tube, mix, immediately place in an ice-water bath until thoroughly cooled. Refrigerate during centrifugation, separate plasma immediately, and freeze 2.0 mL (minimum: 1.2 mL) of EDTA plasma in plastic vial. Send specimen FROZEN on dry ice.
See "Renin - Aldosterone Studies" for further information.
|Reference Values||0 - 2 years: 4.6 ng/mL/hour (mean)
3 - 5 years: 2.5 ng/mL/hour (mean)
6 - 8 years: 1.4 ng/mL/hour (mean)
9 - 11 years: 1.9 ng/mL/hour (mean)
12 - 17 years: 1.8 ng/mL/hour (mean)
Mean data not standardized as to time of day or diet. Infants were supine, children sitting.
Na-depleted, upright (peripheral vein specimen)
Na-replete, upright (peripheral vein specimen)
See "Renin-Aldosterone Studies" for further information.
|Analytic Time||2 Days|
|Day(s) Test Set Up||Monday through Friday|