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Test Code BLOD0101 Metanephrines, Fractionated, Free, Plasma

Additional Codes

Mayo Test Code: PMET

Useful For

Screening test for presumptive diagnosis of catecholamine-secreting pheochromocytomas or paragangliomas

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Plasma EDTA


Specimen Required


Collection Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA)

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 1 mL


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.3 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Plasma EDTA Frozen (preferred) 14 days
  Refrigerated  7 days

Reference Values

METANEPHRINE, FREE

<0.50 nmol/L

 

NORMETANEPHRINE, FREE

<0.90 nmol/L

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Saturday; 1 p.m.

Not reported on Sunday

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information

83835

Reject Due To

Hemolysis

Mild OK; Moderate-reject if hemoglobin concentration is >250 mg/dL

Lipemia

Mild OK; Gross OK

Icterus

Mild OK; Gross OK

Other

NA

Method Name

Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send 1 of the following forms with the specimen:

General Request Form (T239) (http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/it-mmfiles/general-request-form.pdf)

Oncology Test Request Form (T729) (http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/it-mmfiles/oncology-request-form.pdf)