What is the Direct Renin Plasma test?
Renin is an enzyme that helps to control your blood pressure, made by special cells in the kidneys. When the blood pressure drops too low or your body doesn’t have enough salt, renin gets sent into your bloodstream. This triggers a chain of reactions that creates a hormone called angiotensin and signals your adrenal glands to release another hormone called aldosterone. The process through which the body regulates blood pressure relies on both Renin and the hormone Aldosterone.
When is the Direct Renin Plasma test recommended?
It is recommended:To detect hyperaldosteronism (overproduction of aldosterone) or hypoaldosteronism (underproduction of aldosterone).To aid in diagnosing the cause of unexplained high blood pressure.
What does it measure?
The Direct Renin Plasma test: Measures Renin levels in the blood. Renin is an enzyme produced by the kidneys which helps to control blood pressure. Renin testing can be helpful in evaluating the cause of high blood pressure (hypertension), especially when a person is not responding to blood pressure medication.Aldosterone and renin tests are usually requested together. High blood pressure together with a low potassium concentration within the bloodstream usually leads the doctor to request these two tests. Aldosterone levels are sometimes tested in people suspected of having poor adrenal function.
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports within 15 hours after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the Direct Renin Plasma test in Mumbai?
The cost of the Direct Renin Plasma test in Mumbai is Rs.5200.
How often should I get the Direct Renin Plasma test?
The Direct Renin Plasma test is prescribed by your doctor after completing the assessment of your condition.
What are the normal values for the Direct Renin Plasma test?
0.25 – 5.82 ng/mL/hr
What is the type of sample required?
This test requires a blood sample.
What time should I get the test done?
This test can be taken at any time during the day.
Is fasting required for a Direct Renin Plasma test?
Fasting is not required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for a Direct Renin Plasma test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book a Direct Renin Plasma test in Mumbai?
Log into www.orangehealth.in and submit your details. Our highly trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep within 60 minutes or at the time slot booked by you
Why should I book a Direct Renin Plasma test with Orange Health Labs in Mumbai?
Orange Health Labs is the fastest diagnostic lab. With us, you can get tested at home within 60 minutes of placing an order anywhere in Mumbai. Our trained, professional, and vaccinated e Medic will be at your doorstep at the time selected by you. Your sample is safely transported at the optimal temperature to our NABL accredited and ICMR approved lab. The results will be delivered to you faster too!