PLASMA RENIN, DIRECT

Renin is a proteolytic enzyme released from juxtaglomerular cells of the kidney. The enzyme cleaves a substrate to produce Angiotensin I which in turn produces Angiotensin II. This metabolite plays a key role in various forms of hypertension. Increased levels are seen in Renal hypertension, Addison’s disease and Secondary hypoaldosteronism. Low levels are detected in Hyporeninemic hypoaldosteronism and Primary aldosteronism.

  • Test Type:
  • Pre-test Information:
    Overnight fasting is preferred. Patient should be ambulatory or upright 2 hours prior to the test. No medication 3 weeks prior to draw is recommended.
  • Report Delivery:
    Sample by Tue/Fri 9 am; Report Same day
  • Components:
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Sample Report