Test Catalog

Test ID: FANGI    
Angiotensin I, 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: Patient should be on a normal sodium diet, 110 mEq of sodium. Patient should be in a recumbent posture for at least 30 minutes prior to drawing specimen.  Diuretics, mineralocorticoids, glucocorticoids, estrogens, oral contraceptives, ACT medications and sodium, potassium, and posture all affect Angiotensin levels.


Specimen Type: Plasma

Container/Tube: EDTA

Specimen Volume: 3 mL

Collection Instructions: Draw blood in a lavender-top (EDTA) tube(s). Separate plasma from cells immediately after draw, and send 3 mL of EDTA plasma frozen in plastic vial.

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

1 mL

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

Hemolysis Mild reject; Gross reject
Lipemia Mild reject; Gross reject
Icterus NA
Other Specimens other than Plasma ETDA. Test is strict frozen

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 EDTAFrozen30 days