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CATECHOLAMINES PANEL, URINE FREE

Test Number:
  • 0080407
Test Alias:
Preferred Specimen:
  • RANDOM URINE
Container Type:
  • Plastic urine container
Alternative Specimen:
Volume:
  • 10 ML
Collection Instructions:
  • PATIENT PREPARATION: It is preferable for the patient to be off medications for a minimum of 18-24 hours prior to collection. However, common antihypertensives (diuretics, ACE inhibitors, calcium channel blockers, alpha and beta blockers) cause minimal or no interference. Patient should avoid alcohol, coffee, tea, tobacco and strenuous exercise for 8-12 hours prior to collection. COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS: Adjust a well mixed random urine sample with 6N HCl to maintain a pH below 3.
Transport Temperature:
  • AMBIENT
Specimen Stability:
  • Room temperature: 7 days
  • Refrigerated: 30 days
  • Frozen: 49 days
Methodology:
  • High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
CPT Code:
  • 82384
  • 82570
Reject Criteria:
Reference Range:
Report Available:
  • 4 DAYS

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