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CATECHOLAMINES, 24-HOUR URINE

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CATECHOLAMINES, 24-HOUR URINE

This assay is useful in the diagnosis of Pheochromocytoma and Paraganglioma. It is also useful for screening children for Catecholamine secreting tumors & in supporting a diagnosis of Neuroblastoma

Pre-test Information : Patient should strictly avoid Alpha-one blockers, Aminophylline, Amphetamines, Ampicillin, Beta-blockers, Ephedrine, Imipramine, Methyldopa, MAO inhibitors, Nicotine, Phenacetin, Phenothiazine, Theophylline, Vasodilators, Aspirin, PAS, Alpha-2 agonists, Bromocriptine, Calcium channel blocke(long term use), Clofibrate MAO inhibitors, Propranolol, Penicillin, Reserpine, Thyroxine, Alpha-methyldopa, Isoproterenol, Labetalol, Mandelamine, Paracetamol, Cimetidine, Metoclopramide, vigorous exercise, alcoholic beverages, tea/coffee, tobacco , chocolate, vanilla & banana at least 72 hours before and during specimen collection

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CATECHOLAMINES, 24-HOUR URINE

Test Code C-32
Test Description **CATECHOLAMINES, 24-HOUR URINE
Clinical Category CANCER
Sample 50 mL (10 mL min.) aliquot of 24-hour urine. Collect urine with appropriate volume of 50% HCl to maintain pH between 1-2. Do not use concentrated HCl. Record 24 hour volume on test request form and urine container. Patient should strictly avoid Alpha-one blockers, Aminophylline, Amphetamines, Ampicillin, Beta-blockers, Ephedrine, Imipramine, Methyldopa, MAO inhibitors, Nicotine, Phenacetin, Phenothiazine, Theophylline, Vasodilators, Aspirin, PAS, Alpha-2 agonists, Bromocriptine, Calcium channel blockers (long term use), Clofibrate, Propranolol, Penicillin, Reserpine, Thyroxine, Alpha-methyldopa, Isoproterenol, Labetalol, Mandelamine, Paracetamol, Cimetidine, Metoclopramide, vigorous exercise, alcoholic beverages, tea/coffee, tobacco , chocolate, vanilla & banana at least 72 hours before and during specimen collection
Method/Technology High Performance Liquid Chromatography
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