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ID:437 Catecholamines (plasma)
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DescriptionThis test IS NOT ROUTINELY AVAILABLE
IndicationFor investigations into phaeochromocytoma please see Metanephrines (24hr Urine) entry. For neurobalstoma investigations, please see Catecholamine (neuroblastoma). If plasma catecholamines are required please contact the Duty Biochemist PRIOR to taking any samples.
Additional Info
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna
Interpretation

DepartmentBiochemistry
SampleBlood
TubeHeparin Gel
Tube Picture
Collection ConditionsBlood should be taken in chilled heparin tubes, and sent IMMEDIATELY to lab on ice (within 10 minutes). Take blood in supine position and basal state.
Min. Vol2 ml
Freq. Referred to external laboratory

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Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range Notesnoradrenaline 5-7.77 adrenaline 0.8-12.2
Units - Not Defined -
IP Acute TAT14 days
IP Routine TAT14 days
GP Acute TAT14 days
GP Routine TAT14 days
Turnround CommentLiz Cooper:elizabeth.cooper@esth.nhs.uk

Originally edited by : JHB. Review due on 22/11/2018 10:10:08. Published By on 22/11/2017 10:10:08.