Last Modified: 9/29/2017 3:49:02 PM

Patient Preparation: Patients should be relaxed in either a supine or upright position before blood is drawn. States of anxiety and stress can cause fluctuations in the catecholamine levels. Patient should avoid alcohol, coffee, tea, tobacco and strenuous exercise prior to collection. Overnight fasting is required.
Specimen Requirements: 4.0 mL Plasma from a Green Top Tube - Na Heparin in a Plastic Vial
Collection Instructions: Draw specimen in a pre-chilled green-top Vacutainer®. Plasma should be separated in a refrigerated centrifuge within 30 minutes of collection and then frozen immediately at -20° C in plastic vials. Each specimen will be invoiced separately.
Minimum Volume: 2.5 mL Plasma
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 30 days Frozen
Rejection Criteria: Received thawed • Received room temperature • Received refrigerated
Reference Range: Refer to Interpretive Results
Methodology: High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Electrochemical Detection
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 4 to 6 days
Days Performed: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Sites Performed: Quest - Chantilly to San Juan Capistrano
PHL Test Code: MSOT
EPIC Test Code:
Send Out Test Code: 375608
Alternate Test Names: Epinephrine, Plasma
CPT Coding: 82542

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