Metanephrines - plasma
REQUESTING AND COLLECTING

Ordering:
Patient should ideally be fasting overnight. Patient should be lying down

(supine) resting for 30 minutes prior to sample collection. If patient not

fasting or not lying for 30 minutes for any reason plese indicate on

request form. List any medications on request form.

Collection:
Collect a dedicated Lime top (Heparin) tube on ice and deliver to

SydPath within 2 hours of collection.
Container(s):
Heparin tube (5 mL lime-top) - Required

Serum (gold-top) - NOT Acceptable

GENERAL INFORMATION

Reference Intervals:
See individual report or contact testing laboratory for information.

Laboratory:
Referred to: SEALS Clin Chem (9382-2910)

Patient Results:
(02) 8382-9100
Synonyms:
Normetanephrine - plasma

Plasma free metanephrines

Plasma metanephrines
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INSTRUCTIONS FOR REFERRING LABORATORIES
Handling & Transport:
Centrifuge sample, store and transport plasma frozen
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INSTRUCTIONS FOR HANDLING AT SYDPATH
SydPath Handling:
Process immediately on arrival. SPRO: Centrifuge at 4°C, aliquot (x1).

Place in Sendaway basket in SPRO freezer.

Data Entry Code:
PME

SydPath Division:
Chemical Pathology

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Date/Time published: 30/03/2020 17:35:03
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