Metanephrines, Plasma

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: METANEP-PL
POE DESCRIPTION: METANEP
CPT CODE: 83835-90
TEST INFORMATION:

Includes metanephrines and normetanephrines

TURNAROUND TIME:

5-7 working days

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Patient should discontinue epinephrine and epinephrine-like drugs at least one week before obtaining the specimen. The patient must refrain from using caffeine, medications, and tobacco, and from drinking coffee, tea, or alcoholic beverages for at least four hours before the specimen is drawn.
CONTAINER TYPE: Two 7 mL Lavender tops
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS: 8 mL EDTA whole blood (2.5 mL EDTA plasma)
MINIMUM VOLUME: 3.0 mL EDTA whole blood (1.5 mL EDTA plasma)
REFERENCE RANGE:

See Specialty Labs - Search Test Code S51767

METHODOLOGY: HPLC
TEST SYNONYM(S):Normetanephrines