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Metanephrines, urine (Metanephrine and Normetanephrine)

Test Code:

BC9999

Synonym(s):

Specimen Container

24 hrs urine container with 15 mL of 50% HCl
(To be obtained from DPLM Client Services)

Specimen Requirement

Urine
24 hrs urine collection

Minimum aliquot volume : 30 mL urine

Total 24 hr urine volume must be clearly indicated

Specimen Storage / Transport

​To aliquot urine into sterile container provided by SGH Biochemistry Lab 

Method

 

Orderable as STAT?

No

Turn Around Time

Average: 7 days (3 - 11 days)

Reference Value(s)

Testing Laboratory Location

SGH

Laboratory

Biochemistry

Contact Number

6394 1352

Day and Time Performed

Mon – Fri: 0800 hrs– 1700 hrs

Orderable on CPOE?

Yes

Downtime Form

Additional Information

Patient should abstain from the following at least 2 days prior to and during urine specimen collection: - intake of food like chocolate, coffee, banana, food containing vanilla, citrus fruits and - medically possible, drugs such as aspirin, Aldomat, isoproterenol, labetalol, mandelamine and metocloproamide. If the patient cannot be completely removed from a drug regimen, test results should be interpreted with appropriate judgement based on expected physiological response to these drugs.

Change History Notes

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Keywords

Metanephrines, urine (Metanephrine and Normetanephrine) BC9999
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