Metanephrines, Fractionated, Urine

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

82570-90, 83835-90

TEST INFORMATION:

Test includes urine total metanephrines, normetanephrines, metanephrines, creatinine and metanephrine/creatinine ratio.

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: Refrigerate during collection
REFERENCE RANGE: See Specialty Labs - Search Test Code 3315U

LAST UPDATED:

3-11-2014

TEST SYNONYM(S):urine normetanephrines; Urine Metanephrines