Metadrenalines

Sample type: Urine - 24 hour

Test name: Metadrenalines a.k.a. Metanephrines, Normetadrenaline, normetanephrine

Condition / Indication: Phaeochromocytoma

Special precautions & notes: None.

Reference range: Urine Normetanephrine = < 3.7 µmol/24hr, Urine Metanephrine = < 1.3 µmol/24hr, 3-Methoxytyramine = < 2.6 µmol/24hr

Container: 24 hour (HCl acid - Red container)

Alternative container: 24 hour (Plain - Green container)

Ideal volume (mL): n/a

Referred outside NBT for analysis? Yes

Discipline: Clinical Biochemistry

Turnaround time: 7 days

www.nbt.nhs.uk/our-services/a-z-services/severn-pathology/24-hour-urine-collection

Referral location: Department of Clinical Biochemistry, King's College Hospital, Bessemer Wing, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS