Test Details


Short Description

This assay is useful in the diagnosis of Pheochromocytoma and Paraganglioma. It is also used as an auxillary test to Urine Vanil Mandelic Acid & Homovanilic Acid determination in the diagnosis and followup of patients with Neuroblastoma and related tumors. Plasma Metanephrine is the preferred test for the diagnosis of Pheochromocytoma. It is also useful for evaluating patients with Autonomic dysfunction / failure or Autonomic neuropathy.

Test Specifications

  • Speciality: Oncologist, Physician

  • Components: *Epinephrine *Norepinephrine

  • Department: HPLC

  • Shipping Stability: Room Temperature: NA, Refrigerator:NA, Frozen: 30 days

PreTest Information

Patient should strictly avoid drugs like Aldomet (Alpha methyldopa), Labetalol, Isoproterenol, Isoetharine, Alpha-one blockers, Aminophylline, Amphetamines, Ampicillin, Beta-blockers, Ephedrine, Imipramine, Nicotine, Phenacetin, Theophylline, Phenothiazine, Vasodilators (Minoxidil, Nitrates & Hydralazine), Aspirin, PAS, Alpha-2 agonists, Bromocriptine, Calcium channel blockers (long term use), L-dopa, Cimetidine, clofibrate, MAO inhibitors, Propranolol, Penicillin, Reserpine, Thyroxine, vigorous exercise, severe stress & cigarette smoking atleast 72 hours before and during specimen collection.

Detail Description

This assay is useful in the diagnosis of Pheochromocytoma and Paraganglioma. It is also used as an auxillary test to Urine Vanil Mandelic Acid & Homovanilic Acid determination in the diagnosis and followup of patients with Neuroblastoma and related tumors. Plasma Metanephrine is the preferred test for the diagnosis of Pheochromocytoma. It is also useful for evaluating patients with Autonomic dysfunction / failure or Autonomic neuropathy.