Catecholamines, Fractionation, Urine

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