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-<16 years: 3-109
≥16 years: 0-120

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 years: 66-660

Dopamine (nmol/day):

<1 year: 0-555
1-<2 years: 69-914
2-<4 years: 261-1697
≥4 years: 400-3200
Effective Date: 2017-07-04
Revised Date: 2021-05-25
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments:  
Special Processing: Transfer a 50-mL aliquot of the measured urine to a sterile container.
Comments:  
Method of Analysis: LC-MS/MS
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: Store and ship refrigerated.
System Codes: 
Cerner
CATU24
 
Referred To: Dynacare Laboratory

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