Renin Activity
0070105
Ordering Recommendation
Submit With Order
Mnemonic
RENIN
Methodology
Quantitative Radioimmunoassay
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
1-2 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Supine: 1. Specimen should be obtained between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. (after at least two hours in supine position); 2. Normal sodium diet (100-200 mEq/day) for at least three days; 3. Take no medications known to affect renin-aldosterone system.
Upright:
1. Specimen should be obtained before noon (after at least two hours in upright position; seated or standing); 2. Normal sodium diet (100-200 mEq/day) for at least three days; 3. Take no medications known to affect renin-aldosterone system.
Contact Medical Director if more information is needed.  
Collect
Lavender (EDTA) or pink (K2EDTA). Do not collect in refrigerated tubes.  
Specimen Preparation
Separate plasma from cells. Transfer 2 mL plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube and freeze immediately. (Min: 1.2 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
CRITICAL FROZEN. Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Serum. Specimens collected in citrate, heparin, or oxalate. Hemolyzed or refrigerated specimens.  
Remarks
 
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 6 hours; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 1 month  
Reference Interval
Adult, normal sodium diet Children, normal sodium diet, supine: Children, normal sodium diet, upright:
Supine: 0.2-​1.6 ng/mL/hr Newborn (1-​7 days): 2.0-​35.0 ng/mL/hr 0-​3 years: Not Available
Upright: 0.5-​4.0 ng/mL/hr Cord blood: 4.0-​32.0 ng/mL/hr 4-​5 years: Less than or equal to 15 ng/mL/hr
1-​12 months: 2.4-​37.0 ng/mL/hr 6-​10 years: Less than or equal to 17 ng/mL/hr
13 months-​3 years:1.7-​11.2 ng/mL/hr 11-​15 years: Less than or equal to 16 ng/mL/hr
4-​5 years:1.0-​6.5 ng/mL/hr
6-​10 years: 0.5-​5.9 ng/mL/hr
11-​15 years: 0.5-​3.3 ng/mL/hr
Interpretive Data
Plasma renin activity measures enzyme ability to convert angiotensinogen to angiotensin I and is limited by the availability of angiotensinogen. Plasma renin activity is not an accurate indicator of enzyme activity when angiotensinogen is decreased.
Note
CPT Code(s)
84244
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0070105Renin Activity
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Cross References
  • Plasma Renin Activity
  • PRA
  • Renin Activity, Plasma