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Metanephrines

Alias: Mets, Catecholamines, normetanephrines, normets

Discipline: Clinical Chemistry

Test information: The routine test for phaeochromocytoma is 24 hour urinary metanephrines. Plasma metanephrines may be considered in high-risk patients with familial syndromes, or when a 24 hour urine sample is not able to be collected.

Specimen Type(s)
  • Blood;
Other Acceptable Specimen Type(s)
N/A
Specimen Container - Adult
  • Purple Top BD;
Specimen Container - Paediatric
  • Lilac Top Microtainer BD;
Analytes
  • N/A;
Part of a test profile?
No
Volume (min) of sample to be sent to laboratory
1ml
Patient Preparation, Sample Handling and Transport
Prior to the appointment, please collect a frozen container from the laboratory.
After taking the sample, promptly place it into the frozen container and IMMEDIATELY deliver to the laboratory.
Maximum add on time
N/A
Units and Reference Ranges / Interpretation
Please see the report.
UKAS number
8543
UKAS accredited test?
Yes
Comments
N/A

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Last updated: 03-05-2024