Item Value
Test name Plasma Renin Activity
Available Stat? No
Turn around times Test run Tuesday-Saturday. Turnaround time: 1-3 days.
Performed by Quest
Patient Preparation Discontinue diuretics, estrogens and oral contraceptives for at least 2 weeks and non-diuretic antihypertensive Rx several days before study. Dietary sodium content should be maintained for at least 3 days prior to testing.
Normal range 0.25-5.82 ng/mL/hour

Pediatric ranges have not been established for this assay. Please see 'Additional Information'
Container type Lavender top
Amount to Collect 3 mL blood
Collection Instructions Supine specimens should be drawn in the morning, preferably after overnight recumbency but in any case after a minimum of 30 minutes supine prior to drawing the specimen.

Collect in lavender tube and transport to the laboratory at room temp for prompt separation and freezing of plasma. DO NOT place on ice or refrigerate sample.
Sample type EDTA Plasma

If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667