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Epic Code LAB1230657 Direct Renin

Interface Order Alias

1230657

Collection Instructions

Specimen Collection: Blood

 

Container(s): EDTA Lavender Tube

Preferred Volume to Collect: 3 mL

Minimum Volume to Collect: 2 mL

Neonate Volume to Collect: 2 mL

Capillary collect ok? No

Microtainer acceptable: No

 

Suggested Collection Instructions:

  1. Collect midmorning after the patient has been sitting, standing, or walking for at least 2 hours.
  2. Allow patient to sit 5-15 minutes prior to the draw.
  3. Avoid fist clenching and wait at least 5 seconds after the tourniquet release (if used) to insert the needle.
  4. Collect slowly with a syringe and needle. 
  5. Preferably do not use a Vacutainer to minimize the risk of spuriously raising potassium.
  6. Collect blood carefully, avoiding stasis and hemolysis.
  7. Invert tube gently 8 to 10 times.
  8. Maintain sample in Lavender EDTA at room temperature (ambient), never refrigerate.
  9. Specimen should be processed (aliquoted) within 30 minutes. See Processing Instructions below. Aliquot should be frozen.

 

Processing Instructions (Laboratory, Outpatient or Off-site collection)

  • Processed Specimen: Plasma
  • Centrifuge/Spin: Yes
  • Aliquot: Yes
  • Processed Minimum Volume: 1 mL
  • Processing Instructions:

    • Centrifuge after collection.
    • Reject if plasma is hemolyzed.
    • Within 30 minutes aliquot plasma into a plastic transport tube and freeze immediately.
  • Transport Temperature: Frozen

Rejection Criteria

  • Not centrifuged after collection
  • Plasma is hemolyzed
  • Plasma is not frozen

Specimen Stability

Ambient: Not Acceptable

Refrigerate: Not Acceptable

Frozen: 7 days

Laboratory Retention: 7 days

Test Frequency

Twice per week: Monday and Thursday. Average turn around time is 1 to 5 days.

Reference Range

Male and Female: <45.7 pg/mL

Performing Department

Immunochemistry

Performing Department Laboratory Location

Spectrum Health Regional Laboratory (SHRL BW), Grand Rapids, MI

Methodology

Chemiluminescence

CPT

84244

CDM Code

80106065

Epic Test ID

1230102273

LOINC

Result name: 35570-1

Beaker LOINC

DIRECT RENIN, LEVEL: 35570-1

Reviewed Date

12/13/2021

Beaker Names

Beaker Procedure Name: DIRECT RENIN, BLOOD LEVEL
Beaker Display Name: Direct Renin, Blood Level
BEAKER TEST NAME: Direct Renin, Blood Level
BEAKER TEST REPORT NAME: Direct Renin, Blood Lev

Beaker Synonyms

No synonym on file

Beaker Collection and Specimen Handling

BEAKER COLLECTION: LOOK+LOOK

Beaker Location, Container and Temperature

BW IMMUNOCHEM: 3 ML LAVENDER TOP TUBE A(Preferred)