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Laboratory Medicine

Test Directory / Plasma metanephrines

Plasma metanephrines


TestPlasma metanephrines
Common AbbreviationsPMET
Tube typeEDTA
Clinical IndicationUsed in the diagnosis of phaeochromocytoma
Specimen TypeBlood
Sample typeEDTA plasma
Minimum Volume1mL
Special PrecautionsSample must be sent to the laboratory on ice ASAP after collection. Samples received after 1 hour from collection are not suitable for analysis.
StabilityContact Referral Laboratory
Turnaround Time2 weeks
LaboratoryFreeman Hospital Freeman Road Newcastle Upon Tyne NE7 7DN 0191 223 1017
Reference IntervalContact Referral Laboratory
LimitationsContact Referral Laboratory
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