4.5mL Lithium Heparin NO GEL and 3mL EDTA.
Sample only to be collected on a TUESDAY morning - must reach lab by 1100 for transport to RCH by 1300. Label request as URGENT.
Weekly (Tuesdays only)
Requires own tube?:
Royal Children's HospitalLaboratory ServicesLevel 4, East Building50 Flemington RoadParkville, Vic 3052tel 03 9345 4200fax 03 9345 9884
Assay is performed at RCH on Tuesday afternoon. Sample must only be collected on a TUESDAY morning. Sample must reach MH pathology lab by 1100 for transport to RCH by 1300. Mark request as URGENT to facilitate immediate transport.
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