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CATECHOLAMINES 24 HOUR URINE

Test Name  CATECHOLAMINES 24 HOUR URINE 
Mnemonic  CATE URINE 24HR 
Lab Order Code   
CPT   82384 
Department  Send-Out 
Container  PLASTIC SCREW-CAP VIAL 
Alternative Container   
Handling  PATIENT PREPARATION: IT IS PREFERABLE FOR THE PATIENT TO BE OFF MEDICATIONS FOR THREE DAYS PRIOR TO COLLECTION. COMMON ANTIHYPERTENSIVES (DIURETICS, ACE INHIBITORS, CALCIUM CHANNEL BLOCKERS, ALPHA AND BETA BLOCKERS) MAY CAUSE MINIMAL OR NO INTERFERENCE. PATIENT SHOULD AVOID TOBACCO, TEA, COFFEE, AND STRENUOUS EXERCISE PRIOR TO COLLECTION. 10 ML ALIQUOT FROM A 24 HOUR COLLECTION PRESERVED WITH 6N HCL AT THE START OF COLLECTION. UNPRESERVED SPECIMENS MUST BE FROZEN. RECORD TOTAL VOLUME ON BOTH THE TRANSPORT CONTAINER AND THE TEST REQUISITION., 5 ML, ROOM TEMPERATURE, Refrigerated: 30 days, Frozen: 49 days  
Preferred Volume   
Minimum Volume   
Stability   
Reject Criteria   
Component  EPINEPHRINE 24-HOUR URINE, NOREPINEPHRINE 24 HOUR URINE, DOPAMINE 24 HOUR URINE, CREATININE URINE 
Methodology  HIGH PERFORMANCE LIQUID CHROMATOGRAPHY (HPLC) 
Units   
Reference Range    
Neonate Reference Range   
Required Information  INCLUDE TOTAL VOLUME 
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Reported    
Note  Set-Up: MON-SAT 
LOINC    
Cross References   
Referred Lab  Quest 
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