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Test Name

Catecholamines, Fractionated and VMA, 24-Hour Urine with Creatinine

CPT Code(s)

82384, 82570, 84585

Includes

Creatinine, Norepinephrine, Epinephrine, Dopamine, and Total Catecholamines (calculated), VMA

Methodology

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Limitations

Recent surgery, traumatic injury, upright posture, cold, anxiety, pain, clonidine withdrawal, and concurrent acute or chronic illness may produce elevated results. Requires accurate 24-hour urine collection.

Reference Range(s)

See Laboratory Report

Clinical Significance

Catecholamines include the hormones epinephrine, norepinephrine, and dopamine. Catecholamines, along with VMA, are produced in chromaffin cell tumors, pheochromocytoma, ganglioneuroma, and neuroblastoma. Symptoms of pheochromocytomas include episodic hypertension, headaches, sweating, heart palpitations, and anxiety.

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Reference ranges are provided as general guidance only. To interpret test results use the reference range in the laboratory report.

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

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