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Blood Test Information

Renin
 
minimum sample volume required ~ 4ml

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Tube type: EDTA

Special instructions
Get to lab to be separated within 30 mins.
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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