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Urine Catecholamines

Alternate names:
Adrenaline, Catecholamines, Dopamine, Noradrenaline
Laboratory:
Referred Test
Test Code:
UCAT
Specimen types:
24 hour Urine
Container types:
24-hour urine - ACID bottle24-hour urine - ACID bottle
Collection Instructions:
Refrigerate, send to lab upon completion

24-hour urine collection in Acid bottle (50mL 3M HCl supplied by laboratory)

Drugs to avoid before or during urine collection;

Aldomet

methenamine

methenamine hippurate

levodopa

caffeine

aminophylline

theophylline

ethanol

guanethidine

reserpine

 

Patient Collection Instructions

 

Frequency:
Weekly
Result Turnaround Time:
7-10 days
Reference Interval:

Noradrenaline: 89-473 nmol/d

Adrenaline: 3-109 nmol/d

Dopamine: 424-2612 nmol/d

Laboratory Use Only
Storage Instructions:

24 hour urine, in acid bottle, a 50 ml aliquot is referred out along with the recorded total 24 hrs volume and pH level.

Extra 50 mL aliquot need to be stored.

Transport Instructions:

Transport at 40C to St. Vincents

External Laboratory:
St Vincents Hospital
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