Metanephrines (Plasma)


Time Limit for Add on Tests:
Not applicable

Target Turnaround time:
14 days

Screening for phaeochromocytoma and paraganglioma, especially when 24h urine catecholamines are equivocal.

Further Information from LabTestsOnline

Tube Type:
EDTA - 2 tubes
To be sent to laboratory immediately for separation and freezing

Referred to Newcastle Laboratories

Sample Requirements:
As the analytes are extremely labile, samples are to be taken within NDDH. Samples are to be sent immediately to the laboratory for separation and freezing. Samples are sent frozen to Newcastle. Haemolysed samples are not acceptable for analysis

Last updated: November 19, 2020