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  Catecholamines Plasma Specimen Type:
  also known as Catecholamines Blood, Epinephrine, Norepinephrine, Dopamine

Blood


SCRAP

Specimen requirements: Two - 3 mL Heparin Tubes
  or:7 mL Heparin Tube
Reference ranges:
CATEGORY LOW   HIGH   UNITS   QUALITATIVE  
Adult Epineph 10 200 pg/mL N/A
Norepinephrine 80 520 pg/mL N/A
Dopamine 0 20 pg/mL N/A
Unit of measure: pg/mL
Ideal sample: 7 mL
Absolute minimum amount: 1 .5 mL plasma
Method of collection: Collect on ice.
Transportation: Transport to the Laboratory immediately.
Label instructions: N/A
Request test on form: "Write in" MULTI LABS [Chem/Hem/UA/Tox/BB/Rheum] ( 151-104 )
Order/entry screen(s): Chemistry Blood Browse Function
Stat frequency: N/A
Stat turn around time: N/A
Routine frequency: Daily
Must be in by: N/A
Routine turn around time: 3-5 Days
For Hillcrest deliver to: SCRAP : Specimen Central Receiving and
  Processing, room 2-117
For Thornton deliver to: Chemistry : Processing Desk, 1st floor, Hospital,
  room 1-013
This test is sent to : ARUP - Associated Regional & University
Scheduling requirements : N/A
Method: High Pressure Liquid Chromatography
Special Instructions: Patient should be calm and in a supine position for 30 minutes before being drawn.
  Results are available on a Chart Copy
  Results are Quantitative
CyberLAB abbreviation: CATEB
CyberLAB code: 8095
Lab Processing Instructions: Centrifuge and separate plasma from cells within 1 hour of collection. Freeze specimen after processing.