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Test Identifier Information

 
Registration CodeCATU
Method

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 specifically discussed with the laboratory.
Constituent TestsCreatinine, Urine ;
External Price$71.96(Exclusive of GST)
  

Specimen Collection

 
Pre-Testing Requirements

Nil

Please indicate drug history.

Specimen Collection Protocols

Timed 24 hour urine collection, must be in acid container.

Random sample (for children) must be acidified by the laboratory ASAP

Patient SpecimenTimed urine collected over acid (10 mL conc HCl/2.5L)
Paediatric SpecimenRandom urine (laboratory to pH to 1.5 - 3.5 on receipt)
Sample Delivery to LabAmbient
  

Instructions for Referral to CHLabs

 
Aliquot Instructions5 mL urine. Acidify random samples on arrival in the laboratory. Fridge
Aliquot Transport to CHLAmbient
  

CHLabs Laboratory

 
DepartmentBiochemistry - Lipids, Trace Metals
Contact Details Email Email
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Contact Phone Number03 364 0332
Test AvailabilityBatched weekly, test usually performed on Tuesdays
Turnaround Time1 - 7 days
Reference Interval

 

Age dependent, Adult range:

Adrenaline <0.1 µmol/24 h or < 27 µmol/mol creatinine
Noradrenaline <0.5 µmol/24 h or < 75 µmol/mol creatinine
Dopamine <2.5 µmol/24 h or < 258 µmol/mol creatinine

Additional Information

Unacidified  urine samples are not acceptable.
 

Delphic Number Test Number8769

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