Geisinger Medical Laboratories Test Catalog

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PLASMA RENIN ACTIVITY, LC/MS/MS

Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB3001             Geisinger Epic ID: 35216
       

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Plasma
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
6 mL red-top (plain, non-serum separator) tube
Specimen required:
8 mL frozen plasma from EDTA lavender tube. Please submit a separate frozen aliquot for this test. It may not be combined with any other test requiring a frozen aliquot.
Special notes:
Collect a mid-morning blood sample after patient has been upright (sitting, standing, or walking) for a minimum of 2 hours, then have them sit 5-15 minutes prior to collection.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Aliquot and freeze 
Transport temperature:
Frozen
Specimen stability:
Frozen: 28 days.
Rejection criteria:
Specimen not received frozen.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
84244
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Plasma renin level activity.
Methodology:
Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry
Synonyms:
Hypertension, PRA, PRENIN
Quest test code 16846

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Daily; TAT 10-21 days    
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