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  Catecholamines Specimen Type:
  also known as Catecholamines Urine Total, Epinephrine, Norepinephrine, Dopamine

Urine


SCRAP

Specimen requirements: 24 hour Urine Container
  or: 4 oz Urine Container
Reference ranges:
CATEGORY LOW   HIGH   UNITS   QUALITATIVE  
Epinephrine 0 25 mcg/dL N/A
Norepinephrine 0 100 mcg/dL N/A
Dopamine 60 440 mcg/dL N/A
Unit of measure: mg/dL
Ideal sample: N/A
Absolute minimum amount: N/A
Method of collection: 24 hour urine or random urine refrigerated
Transportation: N/A
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 Urine 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: Gas Chromatography
Special Instructions: Obtain 24-hour urine container from the SCRAP lab. Interfering substances: alpha-methyldopa, aspirin, bananas, carbon tetrachloride, chloral hydrate, decaborane, demeclocycline, erythromycin, ethanol, formaldehyde, inderal, isoproterenol, niacin, nicotine, nitroglycerine, quinidine, reserpine, riboflavin, tetracycline, tosylete bretylium, syrosingopine, triamterene. The foods and drugs listed above will adversely affect the test results of catecholamines. Patients submitting specimens should not be allowed any of these foods or drugs for 72 hours prior to that time or during the time the specimen is being collected. Correct method of collection for 24-hour specimen.A. Discard first morning specimen. B. Save all urine voided up to and including the first morning specimen at the end of the 24 hours. Send to the laboratory. C. All 24 hour urine specimens should be refrigerated or kept on ice. D. Collection dates and times are to be included on the chemistry test request.
  Results are available on a Chart Copy
  Results are Quantitative
CyberLAB abbreviation: CATEU
CyberLAB code: 8105
Lab Processing Instructions: 24-hour or random urine. Refrigerated or frozen.