|CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC:||U/CATECH|
Test includes urine total catecholamines, epinephrine, norepinephrine and dopamine.
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.
24-hour urine bottle Chemistry bottle #4 (10 mL 6N HC1)
Caution: 6N HC1 is caustic.
|SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS:||24-hour urine|
|MINIMUM VOLUME:||Submit entire urine collection to the laboratory.|
|HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS:||Keep refrigerated during collection.|
|TEST SYNONYM(S):||Epinephrine, Urine; Fractionation, Urinary Free; Free Cathecholamine Fractionation; Norepinephrine, Urine; Dopamine, Urine; Urine Catecholamines|