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  • Analytical and Assay Core Current RIA

    Current radioimmunoassays

     RadioimmunoassaysSample volume
    required (ml)
    Anticoagulants for 
    plasma samples
    Angiotensin IExactly 0.2 or 0.5EDTA

    Plasma Renin Activity (PRA) 

    Exactly 0.2 or 0.5EDTA
    Renin substrateExactly 0.5 or 1.0EDTA
    Angiotensin IIExactly 1.0 or 2.0EDTA
    Corticosterone>0.25None or Heparin
    Cortisol>0.25None or Heparin
    Insulin (human/dog)0.5 or 1.0None
    Insulin (rat/mouse)>0.25EDTA, None or Heparin
    Aldosterone>1.0, minimum > 0.5  None or Heparin
    Leptin (rat/mouse)>0.25EDTA or Serum
    Estradial (Rat)>0.5Serum or EDTA
    Testosterone>0.25None or Heparin