Catecholamines Fractionated, Plasma CATPL

Method(s) Quantitative High Performance Liquid Chromatography
Components

Epinephrine, Norephinephrine, Dopamine

Specimen Required
Collect

Three 3 mL light green (lithium heparin) top tubes. Collect on ice.

Transport

4 mL plasma, frozen. (Min: 2.1 mL)

Remarks

Patient should be calm and in a supine position for 30 minutes prior to collection. Plasma should be separated from cells and frozen within 1 hour of collection. Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.

Stability

After separation from cells: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 1 month (-20°C), up to 1 year (-70°C)

Unacceptable Conditions EDTA plasma, serum, or urine specimens.
Schedule Sun, Tue-Sat
Billing Code 5010105
CPTCode 82384
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval

See Laboratory Report

No Appointment Necessary
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