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PLEASE NOTE: Recent changes have been made to this Test


 Recent changes for Renin - plasma

Recent changes for Renin - plasma

Date
Field
Changed From
Changed To
3rd December 2019
Collection & Request Instructions

 

Collection Requirements for both or either tests

Collect into 4 mL EDTA tubes at Room Temperature. Do not collect on ice

If both Renin and Aldosterone are requested together, they can be collected into the same EDTA tube

In the laboratory, spin and separate the plasma immediately. Plasma is stable at Room Temperature if analysis is performed on the same day.

Renin must be frozen at -80 C. Transport plasma at room temperature until it can be place in -80 C Freezer.(Must be done within 3-4).

Add-on tests for Renin and Aldosterone should not be done on samples which have been previously collected or stored at 4 C.

Renin will not be collected at Healesville Hospital and Yarra Ranges Health Collection Rooms.

 

Collection Requirements for both or either tests

Collect into 4 mL EDTA tubes at Room Temperature. Do not collect on ice

If both Renin and Aldosterone are requested together, they can be collected into the same EDTA tube

In the laboratory, spin and separate the plasma immediately. Plasma is stable at Room Temperature if analysis is performed on the same day.

Renin must be frozen at -80 C. Transport plasma at room temperature (Maroondah and Angliss) until it can be place in -80 C Freezer.(Must be done within 3-4 hors).

Add-on tests for Renin and Aldosterone should not be done on samples which have been previously collected or stored at 4 C.

Renin will not be collected at Healesville Hospital and Yarra Ranges Health Collection Rooms.

3rd December 2019
Collection & Request Instructions

 

Collection Requirements for both or either tests

  • Collect into 4 mL EDTA tubes at Room Temperature. Do not collect on ice
  • If both Renin and Aldosterone are requested together, they can be collected into the same EDTA tube
  • In the laboratory, spin and separate the plasma immediately. Plasma is stable at Room Temperature if analysis is performed on the same day
  • If the specimen arrives on the weekend or after hours, or if the specimen is referred from an external laboratory, freeze the plasma
  • EDTA plasma samples from external laboratories should be stored and transported frozen
  • Whole blood or plasma stored at 4 Deg C is not suitable
  • Add-on tests for Renin and Aldosterone should not be done on samples which have been previously collected or stored at 4 Deg C

 

Collection Requirements for both or either tests

Collect into 4 mL EDTA tubes at Room Temperature. Do not collect on ice

If both Renin and Aldosterone are requested together, they can be collected into the same EDTA tube

In the laboratory, spin and separate the plasma immediately. Plasma is stable at Room Temperature if analysis is performed on the same day.

Renin must be frozen at -80 C. Transport plasma at room temperature until it can be place in -80 C Freezer.(Must be done within 3-4).

Add-on tests for Renin and Aldosterone should not be done on samples which have been previously collected or stored at 4 C.

Renin will not be collected at Healesville Hospital and Yarra Ranges Health Collection Rooms.

Processing Instructions

Spin,seperate and freeze, transport frozen.

Minimum plasma volume: 500 ul (1mL if aldosterone is also requested)

Spin,seperate and freeze (-80 C), transport frozen.

Minimum plasma volume: 500 ul (1mL if aldosterone is also requested)

Notes

Prior to testing, patients should be withdrawn from diuretics, ACE inhibitors, angiotensin II receptor antagonists, beta blockers and calcium channel blockers for 3 weeks. Patients should also be well hydrated, have had 7g/day of salt for one week and have normal plasma potassium and bicarbonate levels.

  •  Deliver to laboratory ASAP at room temperature

Prior to testing, patients should be withdrawn from diuretics, ACE inhibitors, angiotensin II receptor antagonists, beta blockers and calcium channel blockers for 3 weeks. Patients should also be well hydrated, have had 7g/day of salt for one week and have normal plasma potassium and bicarbonate levels.

 Deliver to laboratory ASAP at room temperature

Renin - plasma

Laboratory:
Referred Test
Test Code:
REN
Specimen types:
Blood
Container types:
EDTA
EDTA - Paediatric
EDTA
Collection Instructions:

 

Collection Requirements for both or either tests

Collect into 4 mL EDTA tubes at Room Temperature. Do not collect on ice

If both Renin and Aldosterone are requested together, they can be collected into the same EDTA tube

In the laboratory, spin and separate the plasma immediately. Plasma is stable at Room Temperature if analysis is performed on the same day.

Renin must be frozen at -80 C. Transport plasma at room temperature (Maroondah and Angliss) until it can be place in -80 C Freezer.(Must be done within 3-4 hors).

Add-on tests for Renin and Aldosterone should not be done on samples which have been previously collected or stored at 4 C.

Renin will not be collected at Healesville Hospital and Yarra Ranges Health Collection Rooms.

Notes:

Prior to testing, patients should be withdrawn from diuretics, ACE inhibitors, angiotensin II receptor antagonists, beta blockers and calcium channel blockers for 3 weeks. Patients should also be well hydrated, have had 7g/day of salt for one week and have normal plasma potassium and bicarbonate levels.

 Deliver to laboratory ASAP at room temperature

Frequency:
Weekly
Reference Interval:

 

Upright

5.3 – 100 mIU/L

Supine

4.2 – 60 mIU/L

 

Laboratory Use Only
Storage Instructions:

Spin,seperate and freeze (-80 C), transport frozen.

Minimum plasma volume: 500 ul (1mL if aldosterone is also requested)

External Laboratory:
Austin Pathology
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