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Paediatric Laboratory Medicine

Renin, Direct, Blood

Clinical Significance

Renin is a proteolytic enzyme synthesized by the juxtaglomerular cells of the kidney. Renin plays an integral role in the Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System. This system regulates blood pressure through blood volume, sodium and water homeostasis control and vasoconstriction.

Test Name

Renin, Direct, Blood

Alternate Name/ Synonym

Direct Renin

Test Code

DREN

Division

Biochemistry - Biochemistry

Method

Chemiluminescence Technology

External Proficiency Testing

CAP

Turn Around Time

Weekly

Specimen Type

EDTA plasma

Minimum Specimen Requirements

1 mL

Storage/Transportation

Send plasma frozen

Approval is not required

CPT Codes

84244

Shipping and Contact Information

The Hospital for Sick Children
Rapid Response Laboratory
170 Elizabeth Street, Room 3642
Toronto, ON
M5G 2G3
Canada
Phone: 416-813-7200
Phone: 1-855-381-3212

Reference Range

 

Children and Adults <65 y

5.3 – 99.1 μIU/mL