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ID:317 Renin Activity (PRA)
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DescriptionRenin is secreted from the kidney and converts angiotensinogen to angiotensin. The latter stimulates aldosterone production.
IndicationUnexplained Hypertension
Additional Info Send to: Specialist Laboratory Medicine Block 46 St James hospital Beckett Street Leeds LS9 7TF
Concurrent TestsAldosterone
Dietary Requirementsna

InterpretationValues can be very high in neonate (>50nmol/L/h), and low in the elderly

Ref. Range (Male)See note
Ref. Range (Female)
Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range Notes1.1-2.7 nmol/L/h at 08:00h after overnight recumbency. 2.8-4.5 nmol/L/h at 08:30h after 30 mins ambulant. 0.5-3.5 nmol/L/h random sample. These ranges from adults 20-40yrs with sodium intake 100-150mmol/day and potassium intake 50-100mmol/day
Unitsnmol/L/h


IP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
IP Routine TAT21 days
GP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
GP Routine TAT21 days
Turnround CommentNA
Originally edited by : . Last edited on 23/01/2020 08:53:44. Published By RB on 23/01/2019 08:53:44.