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Metanephrines, Fractionated, Random, Urine

Profile Information

Test ID Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
RCTU Creatinine Conc No Yes
METAU Metanephrines, Fractionated, U No Yes

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Urine


Specimen Required


Supplies: Urine Tubes, 10 mL (T068)

Patient Preparation: Tricyclic antidepressants and labetalol and sotalol (beta blockers) may elevate levels of metanephrines. If clinically feasible, these medications should be discontinued at least 1 week before collection.

Collection Container/Tube: Clean, plastic urine collection container

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic urine tube

Specimen Volume: 5 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Collect a random urine specimen.

2. No preservative.


Specimen Minimum Volume

3 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Urine Refrigerated (preferred) 28 days
  Ambient  28 days
  Frozen  28 days

Reference Values

METANEPHRINE/CREATININE

Normotensives

0-2 years: 82-418 mcg/g creatinine

3-8 years: 65-332 mcg/g creatinine

9-12 years: 41-209 mcg/g creatinine

13-17 years: 30-154 mcg/g creatinine

≥18 years: 29-158 mcg/g creatinine

 

NORMETANEPHRINE/CREATININE

Males

Normotensives

0-2 years: 121-946 mcg/g creatinine

3-8 years: 92-718 mcg/g creatinine

9-12 years: 53-413 mcg/g creatinine

13-17 years: 37-286 mcg/g creatinine

18-29 years: 53-190 mcg/g creatinine

30-39 years: 60-216 mcg/g creatinine

40-49 years: 69-247 mcg/g creatinine

50-59 years: 78-282 mcg/g creatinine

60-69 years: 89-322 mcg/g creatinine

≥70 years: 102-367 mcg/g creatinine

Females

Normotensives

0-2 years: 121-946 mcg/g creatinine

3-8 years: 92-718 mcg/g creatinine

9-12 years: 53-413 mcg/g creatinine

13-17 years: 37-286 mcg/g creatinine

18-29 years: 81-330 mcg/g creatinine

30-39 years: 93-379 mcg/g creatinine

40-49 years: 107-436 mcg/g creatinine

50-59 years: 122-500 mcg/g creatinine

60-69 years: 141-574 mcg/g creatinine

≥70 years: 161-659 mcg/g creatinine

 

TOTAL METANEPHRINE/CREATININE

Males

Normotensives

0-2 years: 241-1,272 mcg/g creatinine

3-8 years: 186-980 mcg/g creatinine

9-12 years: 110-582 mcg/g creatinine

13-17 years: 78-412 mcg/g creatinine

18-29 years: 96-286 mcg/g creatinine

30-39 years: 106-316 mcg/g creatinine

40-49 years: 117-349 mcg/g creatinine

50-59 years: 130-386 mcg/g creatinine

60-69 years: 143-427 mcg/g creatinine

≥70 years: 159-472 mcg/g creatinine

Females

Normotensives

0-2 years: 241-1,272 mcg/g creatinine

3-8 years: 186-980 mcg/g creatinine

9-12 years: 110-582 mcg/g creatinine

13-17 years: 78-412 mcg/g creatinine

18-29 years: 131-467 mcg/g creatinine

30-39 years: 147-523 mcg/g creatinine

40-49 years: 164-585 mcg/g creatinine

50-59 years: 184-655 mcg/g creatinine

60-69 years: 206-733 mcg/g creatinine

≥70 years: 230-821 mcg/g creatinine

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday; 4 p.m.

CPT Code Information

83835

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
METAR Metanephrines, Fract., Random, U 68317-7

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
21546 Metanephrine/Creatinine 9645-3
RCTU Creatinine Conc 2161-8
21547 Normetanephrine/Creatinine 13783-6
21548 Total Metanephrine/Creatinine 13771-1

Analytic Time

3 days (not reported on Sundays)

Specimen Retention Time

2 weeks