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CATECHOLAMINES TOTAL URINE (CAT)

Department: Esoteric Chemistry
Test Synonym(s): CAT, Epinephrine, Norepinephrine
Test Components: Epinephrine, Norepinephrine
CPT Codes: 82382
Methodology: HPLC
Reference Range: 0 - 115 ug/24 hours
Tube Type: 24 hour urine container - Pink tag / HCL
Specimen: 24 hour urine
Alternate Specimen: Random urine collection
Pediatric Requirements: 5 mL
Volume: Total 24 hour collection
Minimum Volume: 5 mL
Temperature: Refrigerated
Stability: Refrigerated: 1 week
Reasons for Rejection: QNS
Days Performed: Wednesday and Friday
Times Performed: 8:00 a.m.
TAT: 5 days
Special Instructions: For pediatric container, call 615-343-9058. Note collection start and stop times. Total volume is required.

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