METANEPHRINES, PLASMA

Mnemonic

METPL

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Plasma, one 4.0 mL lavender (EDTA) top tube

Handling

Remove plasma from cells ASAP. Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.3 mL

Transport

Frozen

Stability

Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 2 weeks

Testing Information

Performed

Mon - Sat

Reported

3-7 days

Method

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

Referral Lab

Mayo Medical Laboratory (PMET)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

83835

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:22 AM