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Catecholamines Panel, Plasma

plasma fractionated catecholamines, epinephrine, norepinephrine, Catecholamines, plasma, fractionated, ARUP #80216, Antrim #81475, EPIC: LAB5969, SOFT: XCAT

Instructions

The patient should be calm and in a supine position for 30 minutes prior to collection.

Specimen Collection Criteria

Collect: Two Dark Green-top Lithium or Sodium Heparin tubes.

  • Collect specimen on ice.
  • Specimen is STAT and requires processing immediately after collection.
  • Separate samples must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.

Physician Office/Drawsite Specimen Preparation

Critical frozen. Centrifuge to separate plasma from cells within one hour of collection. Transfer plasma to a plastic transport tube and freeze (-20°C /-4°F or below) immediately.

Preparation for Courier Transport

Transport: 4.0 mL plasma, frozen (-20°C /-4°F or below). (Min: 2.1 mL)

Rejection Criteria

  • Specimens not collected and processed as indicated will not be tested.

Storage

Specimen Stability for Testing:

Room Temperature (20-26°C or 68-78.8°F): Unacceptable
Refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F): Unacceptable
Frozen (-20°C/-4°F or below): 1 month

Specimen Storage in Department Prior to Disposal:

Specimen retention time is determined by the policy of the reference laboratory. Contact the Sendout Laboratory with any questions.

Laboratory

Sent to ARUP Laboratories, Salt Lake City, UT.

Performed

Tuesday - Sunday.
Results available in 2-5 days.

Reference Range

By report.

Test Methodology

Quantitative High Performance Liquid Chromatography.

CPT Code

82384.

Test Codes

ARUP #80216, Antrim #81475, EPIC: LAB5969, SOFT: XCAT

Last Updated

03/11/2016

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