This assay is useful as a screening test for the presumptive diagnosis of catecholamine secreting Pheochromocytoma & Paragangliomas. Metanephrine and Normetanephrine are 3-Methoxy metabolites of Epinephrine and Normetanephrine respectively. These are further metabolized to VMA. This assay may be used as a first order screening test.

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  • Pre-test Information:
    This is the recommended test in adults. Strictly avoid Alpha- Methyldopa, Buspirone, Codeine, Isoproterenol metabolite, Mandelamine, L-dopa, Paracetamol, Metoclopramide, pepper, alcoholic beverages, tea/coffee, tobacco and strenuous exercise at least 72 hours before and during specimen collection.
  • Report Delivery:
    Sample by Wed / Sat 9 am, Report Fri / Tue
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Sample Report