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 Recent changes for Catecholamines Urine- random (spot)

Recent changes for Catecholamines Urine- random (spot)
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
30th April 2020
Assay name

Catecholamines Urine- random

Catecholamines Urine- random (spot)

Alternative names

Urine Catecholamines - random

Urine Catecholamines - random (spot)

30th April 2020
Collection & Request Instructions

Drugs to avoid before or during urine collection—
Aldomet, methenamine, methenamine hippurate, levodopa, caffeine, aminophylline, theophylline, ethanol,guanethidine and reserpine.

One day PRIOR to collecting the  urine the patient should abstain from bananas, coffee, pineapple and walnuts.

Catecholamines Urine- random (spot)

Alternative Names:Urine Catecholamines - random (spot)
Laboratory:Clinical Biochemistry
Test Code:UCAT
Specimen Types:Urine random
Container Types:
Urine Bottle ACID
Adults Volume or Mass:20 mL
Minimum/Paediatric Volume or Mass:10 mL
Collection & Request Instructions:

Drugs to avoid before or during urine collection—
Aldomet, methenamine, methenamine hippurate, levodopa, caffeine, aminophylline, theophylline, ethanol,guanethidine and reserpine.

One day PRIOR to collecting the  urine the patient should abstain from bananas, coffee, pineapple and walnuts.

Transport Instructions between Sites and/or Laboratories:RoomTemp within Alfred/Esky from External sites
Assay Frequency:Weekly
Additional Notes:

Note:  24hr urine collection in an acid bottle is preferred specimen

Random(spot) Urine Catecholamines - used for External referrals, usually only children 

Reference Intervals (Children):

Consult Drug laboratory Ext. 63049.