FANGI - Specimen: Angiotensin I, Plasma

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Test ID: FANGI    
Angiotensin I, Plasma

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


Anticoagulants other than





Warm reject; Cold reject





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