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Test Identifier Information

 
Registration CodeMETU
Method

Hydrolysis of sample, Resin extraction, LC-Mass Spec detection.

Diagnostic Use / Indications

 

When investigating adult patients for possible Phaeochromocytoma, the preferred tests are either plasma or urinary (nor)metanephrines. Where urine catecholamines are requested, only urinary (nor)metanephrines will be analysed, unless explicitly discussed with the laboratory.
External PriceContact Canterbury Health Laboratories on +64 3 364 0484 or email Labinfo.
  

Specimen Collection

 
Specimen Collection Protocols

Timed 24 hour urine collection, either acidified or un-acidified. 

If urine catecholamines are required on the same urine collection use an acidified collection container.(10 mL of 6 M HCL)

Patient SpecimenTimed 24 hour urine collection
Paediatric Specimen1 mL urine
Sample Delivery to LabAmbient
  

Instructions for Referral to CHLabs

 
Aliquot Instructions5 mL urine Fridge
Aliquot Transport to CHLOn ice or ambient
  

CHLabs Laboratory

 
DepartmentBiochemistry - Lipids, Trace Metals
Contact Details Email Email
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Contact Phone Number03 364 0332
Test AvailabilityBatched once per week. Usually Tuesday.
Turnaround Time3 days - 3 weeks
Additional Information

If urine catecholamines are required on the same urine collection use an acidified collection container.(10 mL of 6 M HCL)

Both Metanephrines and Normetanephrines will be reported when either Metanephrines or Normetanephrines is requested.

Delphic Number Test Number11146

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