Metanephrine (Urine)


Test Information

Test Name

Metanephrine (Urine)

Synonyms

Normetanephrines, Metadrenaline, Normetadrenaline, Pheochromocytoma Screen, 3 Methoxytyramine

Preferred Specimen

24 Hour urine (Plain or Acid)

Testing Location

Referral

Turn Around Time

3 weeks


Collection Information

Patient Instructions


Processing Information

Registration Code

UMET

Notes

  • Urine metanephrines is the preferred test for investigating phaechromocytoma therefore requests for urine catecholamines on adults will be changed to metanephrines unless clinical details indicate neuroblastoma.

Methodology

Contact Information

laura.yau@pathlab.co.nz

External Referral Information

Referral Location

Canterbury Health Laboratory (via WHL)

External Lab Website