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Catecholamines Urine (Sendaway Test)

Alternative Names:Urine Catecholamines
Adrenaline (Urine)
Noradrenaline (Urine)
Dopamine (Urine)
Laboratory:Clinical Biochemistry
Test Code:UCT
Medicare rebatable:Yes
Registration Instructions:

Lab staff to check pH ⪕ 2 before aliquotting.

Specimen Types:Urine 24 hour
Container Types:
Urine Bottle ACIDUrine Bottle ACID
Collection & Request Instructions:Add 20 mL 6 M HCl to urine bottle (24 hour)

Urine collected into a plain container will not be accepted. Acid cannot be added following collection.

Drugs to avoid before or during urine collection:
Aldomet, methenamine, methenamine hippurate, levodopa, caffeine, aminophylline, theophylline, ethanol, guanethidine and reserpine.

One day PRIOR to collecting the 24hr urine the patient should abstain from bananas, coffee, pineapple and walnuts.

Transport Instructions:Room Temperature
Processing Instructions:Aliquot
Store at 4'C
External Laboratory:The Alfred Pathology Service (APS)
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