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Catecholamines Plasma (Sendaway Test)

Alternative Names:Adrenaline (Plasma)
Noradrenaline (Plasma)
Dopamine (Plasma)
Laboratory:Clinical Biochemistry
Test Code:AUP
Medicare rebatable:Yes
Registration Instructions:

Plasma Catecholamines are rarely indicated. Must be approved by Chemical Pathologist.

Specimen Types:Plasma
Container Types:
Lithium Heparin (without Gel)Lithium Heparin (without Gel)
Adults Volume or Mass:6 mL
Minimum/Paediatric Volume or Mass:2 mL
Collection & Request Instructions:Collect on Ice

Plasma Catecholamines are rarely indicated. Must be approved by Chemical Pathologist.

Plasma/Urinary Metanephrines are the preferred tests for the investigation of phaeochromocytoma. 

Transport Instructions:On Ice
Send to lab immediately
Processing Instructions:Centrifuge immediately
Aliquot
Freeze Immediately
Store at -20'C
External Laboratory:Austin Pathology
  External Laboratory details...
External Transport Instructions:Send Frozen on Dry Ice