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Test ID: FANGI    
Angiotensin I, Plasma

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Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

Plasma EDTA

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.

Draw blood in a lavender-top (EDTA) tube(s). Separate plasma

from cells immediately after draw, and send 3 mL of EDTA

plasma frozen in plastic vial.

Note:    1. Patient should be on a normal sodium diet, 110 mEq

               of sodium. Patient should be in a recumbent posture for

               at least 30 minutes prior to drawing specimen.

            2. Diuretics, mineralocorticoids, glucocorticoids,

                estrogens, oral contraceptives, adrenocorticotropic

                hormone medications, sodium, potassium, and posture

                all affect angiotensin levels.

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.

1 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Specimens other than

Plasma

Anticoagulants other than

EDTA

Hemolysis

NA

Thawing

Warm reject; Cold reject

Lipemia

NA

Icteric

NA

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
Plasma EDTAFrozen