|Name: ||Metanephrines, Plasma Free|
|Specimen: ||2 mL plasma from a Lavender (EDTA) top tube. Send to lab ASAP. Centrifuge sample within one hour of collection; remove plasma and freeze immediately. |
Unacceptable Conditions: Plasma separator tubes. Body fluids other than EDTA or heparinized plasma. Non-frozen or icteric specimens.
|Minimum Spec: ||1mL|
|Transport Temp: ||FREEZE|
|Spec Stability: ||Stable 4 weeks frozen.|
|Ref Lab/Code: ||ARUP 0050184|
| Method: ||Quant LC-TMS|
|Note: ||Patient Prep: Epinephrine and epinephrine-like drugs may affect results, and should be discontinued for at least 72 hours prior to specimen collection, if possible. Collect the specimen after the patient has rested for 15 minutes|
in a supine position.
|Processing Info: ||Separate samples must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.|