Metadrenalines (Plasma)

Sample type: Whole Blood

Test name: Metadrenalines (Plasma) a.k.a. Metanephrines, PMT Normetadrenaline

Condition / Indication: Phaeochromocytoma

Special precautions & notes: Sample must be taken onto ice and arrive in the laboratory within 1 hour of venepuncture.

Reference range: Plasma free metanephrine: 80 – 510 pmol/L, Plasma free normetanephrine: 120 – 1180 pmol/L, 3 methoxytyramine: <120 pmol/L

Container: EDTA (Lavender top)

Ideal volume (mL): 4 mL

Referred outside NBT for analysis? Yes

Discipline: Clinical Biochemistry

Turnaround time: 2 weeks

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