Purpose
Endocrinology
Method(s)
High Performance Liquid Chromatography/ Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)
Suggested CPT Code(s)
83789
New York State Approval Status

Not Approved

Turnaround Time

8 days

Test Includes
1 Epinephrine (Creatinine corrected) High Performance Liquid Chromatography/ Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) mcg/g Creat 2 Catecholamine

Specimen Type
Urine
Requested Volume
2 mL
Minimum Volume
0.7 mL
Special Handling
None
Specimen Container
NMS Labs has no experimental or literature-based data regarding the choice of specific specimen collection containers for this test.

Additional Collection Instructions

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated
Light Protection
Not Required
Rejection Criteria
Received Room Temperature.

Rejection criteria pertain to clinical specimen submissions only.

Stability
Room Temperature: 2 day(s)
Refrigerated: 14 day(s)
Frozen (-20 °C): Undetermined

Norepinephrine, Epinephrine and Dopamine have demonstrated loss of stability with handling procedures that do not include addition of acid and pH adjustment even when frozen.
1 Epinephrine (Creatinine corrected) High Performance Liquid Chromatography/ Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) mcg/g Creat 2 Catecholamine

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