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ID:633 Metanephrines (Plasma)
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DescriptionProducts of catecholine metabolism. NOTE: Plasma metanephrines are NOT ROUTINELY AVAILABLE. Urine metanephrines is front line test for phaeochromocytoma. If plasma metanephrines are required please discuss test with the Duty Biochemist.
IndicationConditions with genetic predisposition for phaeo, MEN 2, von Hippel-Lindau syndrome. Neurofibromatosis type 1. Also adrenal incidenatalomas and in cases where 24 hr urine collections are difficult
Additional Info
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna
Interpretation Note that renal impairement will produce elevated levels of plasma metanephrines

DepartmentBiochemistry
SamplePlasma
TubeEDTA (Haem)
Tube Picture
Collection ConditionsIf possible, sample should be collected whilst patient is lying down after 30 min rest. Samples must be received in the lab within 30 minutes of collection, ideally on ice.
Min. Vol1 mL
Freq.Referred sample

Ref. Range (Male)see comment
Ref. Range (Female) see comment
Ref. Range (Paed) see comment
Ref. Range Notes"The same ref range is quoted for both adults and paedriatric samples Normetanephrine 0-1000 pmol/L Metanephrine 0-600 pmol/L"
Unitspmol/L
IP Acute TATRefer to Website
IP Routine TATAt least 2 weeks
GP Acute TATRefer to Website
GP Routine TATRefer to Website
Turnround CommentNA

Originally edited by : . Review due on 17/10/2017. Published By SB on 17/10/2017.