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Test Catalog

Test ID: ANGII    
Angiotensin II and Angiotensin (1-7), Plasma

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Plasma EDTA

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Patient Preparation: Results used for primary aldosteronism may not be interpretable if the patient is being treated with spironolactone (Aldactone). Spironolactone should be discontinued for 4 to 6 weeks before testing. See Cautions for more information.

Collection Container/Tube: Chilled, lavender top (EDTA)

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 2 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Draw blood in a chilled syringe from a patient in a seated position; place specimen in a chilled, lavender-top (EDTA) tube; and mix.

2. Alternatively, draw blood directly into a chilled, lavender-top (EDTA) tube.

3. Immediately place EDTA tube into an ice-water bath until thoroughly cooled.

4. Refrigerate specimen during centrifugation and immediately transfer plasma to plastic vial. If a refrigerated centrifuge is unavailable, chill the centrifuge carriers. Centrifuge specimen, then promptly transfer plasma.

5. Immediately freeze plasma.

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

1.25 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Gross hemolysis Reject
Gross lipemia OK
Gross icterus OK

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
Plasma EDTAFrozen28 days