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 Recent changes for Catecholamines Urine

Recent changes for Catecholamines Urine
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
27th April 2020
Alternative names

Urine Catecholamines

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 24hr urine the patient should abstain from bananas, coffee, pineapple and walnuts.

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 24hr urine the patient should abstain from bananas, coffee, pineapple and walnuts.

Catecholamines Urine

Alternative Names:Urine Catecholamines
Laboratory:Clinical Biochemistry
Test Code:UCATT
Specimen Types:Urine 24 hour
Container Types:
Urine Bottle ACID
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 24hr urine the patient should abstain from bananas, coffee, pineapple and walnuts.

Transport Instructions between Sites and/or Laboratories:Room Temperature
Additional Notes:

Reference Ranges (Adults):
  Adrenaline:            < 110  nmol/day
  Noradrenaline:      < 475  nmol/day
  Dopamine:             < 2600  nmol/day

Reference Ranges (Children):

Consult Drug laboratory Ext. 63049.