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 Normetadrenaline = < 3.0 µmol/24hr, Metadrenaline = < 1.8 µmol/24hr, 3-Methoxytyramine = < 2.8 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 Blood Sciences, Freeman Hospital, Freeman Road, High Heaton, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE7 7DN