PHEOCHROMOCYTOMA PROFILE

Pheochromocytoma is a Catecholamine producing tumor which accounts for <1% of all secondary causes of hypertension. Although 90% of Pheochromocytomas are benign they require early diagnosis and therapy. Aproximately 90% of these tumors arise within the adrenal medulla whereas 10-15% are extra-adrenal in origin.

  • Test Type:
  • Pre-test Information:
    Strictly avoid Alpha-one blockers, Aminophylline,Amphetamines, Ampicillin, Beta-blockers, Ephedrine, Imipramine, Methyldopa, Buspiron, Codeine, L-Dopa, MAO inhibitors, Nicotine, Phenacetin, Phenothiazine, Theophylline, Vasodilators, Aspirin,PAS, Alpha-two agonists, Bromocriptine, Calcium channel blocke(long term use), Clofibrate, MAO inhibitors, Propranolol, Penicillin, Reserpine, Thyroxine, Alpha-methyldopa, Isoproterenol, Labetalol, Mandelamine, Paracetamol, Cimetidine, Metoclopramide, vigorous exercise, alcoholic beverages, tea/coffee, tobacco, chocolate, pepper, vanilla & banana at least 24 hours before and during specimen collection.
  • Report Delivery:
    Sample by Wed/Sat 9 am; Report 2 days
  • Components:
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Sample Report