Renin Activity, Plasma
Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing
Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.
Collection Container/Tube: Chilled, lavender top (EDTA)
Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial
Specimen Volume: 2 mL
1. Draw blood in a chilled syringe from a patient in a seated position; place specimen in a chilled, lavender-top (EDTA) tube; and mix.
2. Alternatively, draw blood directly in a chilled, lavender top (EDTA) tube.
3. Immediately place EDTA tube into an ice-water bath until thoroughly cooled.
4. Refrigerate specimen during centrifugation and immediately transfer plasma to plastic vial. (If a refrigerated centrifuge is unavailable, chill the centrifuge carriers. Centrifuge specimen for < or =5 minutes, then promptly transfer plasma.)
5. Immediately freeze plasma.
Additional Information: See Renin-Aldosterone Studies in Special Instructions for further information.
If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send 1 of the following forms with the specimen:
Cardiovascular Test Request Form (T724) http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/it-mmfiles/cardiovascular-request-form.pdf
General Request Form (T239) http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/it-mmfiles/general-request-form.pdf
Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of specimen required to perform an assay once, including instrument and container dead space. Submitting the minimum specimen volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory or perform reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum specimen volume may result in a QNS (quantity not sufficient) result, requiring a second specimen to be collected.
Mild OK; Gross reject
Mild OK; Gross OK
Mild OK; Gross OK
Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.
|Plasma EDTA||Frozen||14 days|