A renin assay blood test is done to find the cause of high blood pressure (hypertension).
Renin, also known as angiotensinogenase, is an enzyme made by special cells in the kidneys. Renin works with aldosterone (a hormone made by the adrenal glands) and several other substances to help balance sodium and potassium levels in the blood and fluid levels in the body, which affects your blood pressure.
A renin test is often done at the same time as an aldosterone test. In some people, it may be normal to have high blood levels of both renin and aldosterone. If renin levels are low and aldosterone levels are high, a tumor may be present in the adrenal glands.
Your blood and sample will be analysed at our chosen laboratory based in the heart of London's medical district. You can be assured of fast, accurate results from the UK's largest independent provider of clinical diagnostic tests.
Your blood and sample will be analysed at one of our chosen laboratories. You can be assured of fast, accurate results from one of our accredited independent providers of clinical diagnostic tests.
Once you have placed your order you will receive login details to mymedichecks.com where you can manage your account, track your orders and view your Renin test results in your own personal dashboard.
Our medical team will comment on out-of-range blood and test results and give you follow-up advice where necessary. If you need it, a PDF copy of your Renin test results can be downloaded for your doctor. Want a hard-copy report? You will be given the opportunity to order one during the checkout process.