Catecholamines (Urine)


Test Information

Test Name

Catecholamines (Urine)

Synonyms

Dopamine, Adrenaline, Noradrenaline, Pheochromocytoma Screen


Processing Information

Registration Code

UCAT

Notes

  • Waikato Hospital Laboratory to triage test. Urine Metanephrine may be performed instead.
  • Urine Metanephrines is the preferred test for phaeochromocytoma; Catecholamines for neuroblastoma.
  • Paediatric (<15 year old) urines must be acidified to pH 1.5-3.5 on receipt in lab.
  • Refer to Urine Metanephrine

Site Specific Notes

- Tauranga

Hospital request: Paediatric (<15 year old) urines, acidify and send directly to Canterbury Health Laboratory


Methodology

Interpretations

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Contact Information

laura.yau@pathlab.co.nz

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