Rush Medical Center Home Page Information for healthcare Professionals Rush University
FIND A DOCTOR
PATIENT & VISTOR SERVICES
HEALTH INFO
CLINICAL SERVICES
EVENTS & CLASSES
RUSH NEWS ROOM
CLINICAL TRIALS
RESEARCH AT RUSH
NURSING AT RUSH
WORK AT RUSH
GIVING TO RUSH

Rush Medical Laboratories
Click here to go back to the alphabetic listing.
CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC / POE DESCRIPTION / CPT CODE / TEST INFORMATION / TURNAROUND TIME / SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS / CONTAINER TYPE / SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS / MINIMUM VOLUME / HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS / REFERENCE RANGE / LAST UPDATED / TEST SYNONYM(S)

Catecholamines, Fractionation, Urine (View in report form.)

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: U/CATECH
POE DESCRIPTION: U/CATECH
CPT CODE:

82384-90

TEST INFORMATION:

Test includes urine total catecholamines, epinephrine, norepinephrine and dopamine.

TURNAROUND TIME: 5-7 working days
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:

If possible, patient should discontinue all drugs at least one week prior to collection.  Medications known to interfere with this assay include:  Alpha-methyldopa (Aldomet), Isoproterenol, Labetalol, Mandelamine, Metaclopramide, Acetaminophen (high concentrations only), Cimetidine, and Catecholamine-containing drugs, MAO inhibitors, diuretics, vasodilators.  Other interfering substances include smoking and drinking tea and coffee within four hours of collecting specimen.

CONTAINER TYPE:

24-hour urine bottle Chemistry bottle #1

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS: 24-hour urine
MINIMUM VOLUME: Submit entire urine collection to the laboratory.
HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS: Keep refrigerated during collection.
REFERENCE RANGE: See Specialty Labs - Search Test Code 3304U

LAST UPDATED:

3-11-2014

TEST SYNONYM(S):Epinephrine, Urine; Fractionation, Urinary Free; Free Cathecholamine Fractionation; Norepinephrine, Urine; Dopamine, Urine; Urine Catecholamines

Click here to go back to the alphabetic listing.



Tube Guide - Order of Draw
Lab Manual Index
About RML
Search
Testing Services
User Guide
Production Schedule
General Laboratory Information
Normal Ranges for Common Laboratory Tests
Critical Values
Neonatal Screening
Licensing Information
Departments
Staff Directory
Contact Us
    Find a Doctor | Patient & Visitor Services | Health Information
Clinical Services | Events & Classes | Rush News Room | Clinical Trials
Research At Rush | Nursing At Rush | Work At Rush
Disclaimer | Privacy Statement | Site Map

FOR RUSH EMPLOYEES

© Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois