Days Set Up
Monday - Saturday
Analytic Time

3 - 6 days

MiChart Code
Catecholamines, fractionated, urine, 24 hour
Soft Order Code
CATU

Test Updated:

Synonyms

CATECHOLAMINES, URINE
Catecholamine Fractionation, Urine
Catecholamines, Free, Urine
Catecholamines, Unconjugated, Urine
Epinephrine, Urine
Norepinephrine, Urine
Unconjugated Catecholamines
Catocholimine
CATECHOLEMINES, URINE
EPU
NOREPU
CATU-D
DOPAMINE
EPINEPHRIN
NOREPINEPH
EPINEPHRINE
NOREPINEPHRINE

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

HPLC

Test Usage
 
Reference Range

Age specific reference ranges provided with report.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Onsite

Collect 24 hour urine specimen. Add 25 mL of 50% acetic acid to container prior to start of collection to maintain pH between 2 and 4 and refrigerate specimen during collection. Mix well, measure 24 hour urine volume, aliquot urine into a plastic urine container and refrigerate. Record total 24 hour urine volume and collection dates/times on request form.
Use 15 mL of 50% acetic acid for children less than 5 years old.

Collection Offsite

Collect 24 hour urine specimen. Add 25 mL of 50% acetic acid to container prior to start of collection to maintain pH between 2 and 4 and refrigerate specimen during collection. Mix well, measure 24 hour urine volume, aliquot urine into a plastic urine container and refrigerate. Record total 24 hour urine volume and collection dates/times on request form.
Use 15 mL of 50% acetic acid for children less than 5 years old.

24-hour Urine Jug
Normal Volume
2 mL aliquot of 24 hour urine collection
Minimum Volume
1.5 mL aliquot of 24 hour urine collection

Billing Information

CPT Code
82384
Pro Fee Code
 
LOINC
 

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