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Catecholamines, fractionated, plasma

Lab Section:  Sendout Reference  
Lab Location:  Sendout
Reference Lab: Quest 
Test ID: LAB870 
Methodology: High Performance Liquid Chromatography
Schedule: Mon - Friday
Reported: 5 days for routine orders.
Specimen Requirements:  Collection: 4.0 mL Blood in a Green Top Tube - Sodium Heparin.
Pediatric volume: 2.5 mL.
Patient should avoid alcohol, coffee, tea, tobacco, and
strenuous exercise before specimen collection. Overnight
fasting is required. Patients should be relaxed in
either a supine or upright position before blood is
Handling: Draw in prechilled SODIUM heparin green tube. Patient should be relaxed. Transport to laboratory IMMEDIATELY. Sample must be separated within 30 minutes of draw..
Stability: Ambient: 6 hours; Refrigerated: 6 hours; Frozen: 1 month


Green Top Lithium Heparin Tube (fasting) also acceptable.

Reference Interval:  See patient report or consult reference laboratory website.
CPT Code(s): 82384
Last Changed: 10/06/2016 17:53:34
Last Reviewed: 12/21/2016 05:40:22