Dark Green On Ice
ADR, NORADR, DOPA
6 mL Lithium Heparin NO GEL on ice. Sample collected via an indwelling catheter after 30 mins in a quiet room with minimal disturbance to the patient.
Requires own tube?:
145 Studley Road
Vic 3084. tel 03 9496 3100; fax 03 9496 1674
Noradrenaline 1.0 - 5.0 nmol/L; Adrenaline 0.0 - 1.0 nmol/L; Dopamine 0.0 - 0.5 nmol/L
Testing for plasma free metanephrines (the O-methylated metabolites of catecholamines) is now considered the preferred test in screening for the presence of neuroendocrine secreting tumours such as phaeochromocytomas and paragangliomas. Ref: Lenders et al 2002, JAMA 287:1427-1434