CATECHOLAMINES, PLASMA

Test Code

C0040

LIS Code

Test Components

Includes Epinephrine, Norepinephrine and Dopamine.

Shipping Temperature

F

Specimen

8 mL (4 mL min.) plasma from 4 special Green Top (Sodium Heparin tubes containing 5 mg Sodium metabisulphite) available from ADL on request. Adhere to REQUESTED specimen volume. Draw specimen as follows: Patient should be at rest for 30 minutes after insertion of an IV cannula. Collect specimen with patient supine. Immerse specimen immediately in ice water. Separate plasma within 10 minutes, preferably in cold centrifuge, transfer into sterile screw capped vial and FREEZE immediately. Ship frozen. DO NOT THAW. 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 and cigarette smoking at least 72 hrs before and during specimen collection.

Department

Method

High Performance Liquid Chromatography

CAT

C

List Price

₹ 7200

CUToff

Sample by Tue 1 pm

Reporting Time

Report Sat Evening

Comments

The recommended test is CATECHOLAMINE S, 24-HOUR URINE. Also see PHEOCHROMOCY TOMA PROFILE.