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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 Price$48.07(Exclusive of GST)
  

Specimen Collection

 
Pre-Testing Requirements

Nil

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 Specimen2 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 Tuesdays
Turnaround Time3 days - 3 weeks
Reference Interval

Excretion < 1.5 umol/24 h or < 99 umol/mol creatinine

Additional Information

Analysed when requested or when Catecholamine results are abnormal.

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 Number4630

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