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Blood Test Information

Renin
 
minimum sample volume required ~ 4ml

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Tube type: EDTA

Special instructions
Samples must be transported to the lab at room temperature. DO NOT TRANSPORT CHILLED ON ICE.
MUST be received in lab within 30 mins of collection.
Sample time MUST be stated on form.
Serum potassium must be >3mmol/L.


Sent away to Charing Cross Hospital, London

Reference range
0.5 - 3.1

Units
nmol/L/hr

Linked to
Aldosterone

Turnaround Time
28 days

Department: Biochemistry

Clinical Application
Measurement of renin-aldosterone ratio in plasma is useful in investigation of suspected Conn's syndrome. See also Aldosterone

Interpretation of Aldosteron/Renin ratio (ARR):
Conn's unlikely: <680
Possible Conn's: >850
Conn's very likely: >1700

 
 

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