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Test ID BLOD0101 Metanephrines, Fractionated, Free, Plasma

Reporting Name

Metanephrines, Fract., Free, P

Useful For

Screening test for presumptive diagnosis of catecholamine-secreting pheochromocytomas or paragangliomas

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Plasma EDTA


Specimen Required


Patient Preparation: Use of an Epi-pen within last 7 days may produce inaccurate results.

Collection Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA)

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Spin down within 2 hours of draw. Plasma must be separated from red blood cells within 2 hours of collection.


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.3 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Plasma EDTA Frozen (preferred) 14 days
  Refrigerated  7 days

Reference Values

METANEPHRINE, FREE

<0.50 nmol/L

 

NORMETANEPHRINE, FREE

<0.90 nmol/L

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Saturday; 1 p.m.

Not reported on Sunday

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information

83835

Analytic Time

2 days

Reject Due To

Hemolysis

Mild OK; Gross reject

Lipemia

Mild OK; Gross OK

Icterus

Mild OK; Gross OK

Other

NA

Method Name

Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send 1 of the following forms with the specimen:

-General Request (T239)

-Oncology Test Request (T729)

Sanford Laboratories - Fargo Additional Information:

SANFORD INTERFACE BUILD INFORMATION

Result Code Result Code Description
13074 Normetanephrine Free
13075 Metanephrine Free