Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Catecholamines, Urine

Test Name: Catecholamines, Urine
Alternate Name(s): Epinephrine
Norepinephrine
Dopamine
Adrenalin
Noradrenalin
Laboratory: Core
Specimen Type: 24-hour urine
Collection Information: Collection of 24-Hour Urine Sample

24-Hour Urine Diet Restrictions: 5HIAA/Catecholamine/Metanephrines

Collect urine over a 24-hour period in a container with 30 mL of 6 N HCl for adult samples or 15 mL of 6 N HCl for pediatric samples.
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Referred out Monday - Friday
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
9 days
Stat
 
 
Reference Range: Epinephrine (nmol/day):
< 1 year: 0-14
1-2 years: 0-19
2-4 years: 0-33
4-10 years: 1-55
10-15 years: 3-109
≥ 15 years: ≤ 99

Norepinephrine (nmol/day):
< 1 year: 0-59
1-2 years: 6-100
2-4 years: 24-171
4-7 years: 47-266
7-10 years: 77-384
10-15 years: 89-473
≥ 15 years: ≤ 499

Dopamine (nmol/day):
< 1 year: 0-555
1-2 years: 69-914
2-4 years: 261-1697
4-15 years: 424-2612
≥ 15 years: ≤ 2599
Effective Date: 2017-07-04
Revised Date: 2019-05-03
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments:  
Special Processing: Transfer a 50-mL aliquot of the measured urine to a sterile container.
Comments:  
Method of Analysis: HPLC
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: Store and ship refrigerated.
System Codes: 
Cerner
CATU24
 
Referred To: Dynacare Laboratory

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