Metanephrines (plasma)


Investigation of phaeochromocytoma.

The locally available first line phaeochromocytoma screen is 24-hr urine metanephrines. The plasma test is only routinely available to the Endocrine team.

  • A fasting sample is preferred. Avoid caffeine.
  • The patient should ideally be supine during sampling

Samples must be received in the lab within 1 hour.

Other Comments:

Analysed at Central Pathology Reception, Dept of Clinical Chemistry, Turnberg Building, Salford Royal Hospital NHS Trust, Stott Lane, Salford, M6 8HD


Interpretive comment provided by referral laboratory.

For more information, please see the following: Plasma metanephrines - Lab Tests Online

About This Test

Department: Biochemistry (referred)


  • EDTA (purple top)

Dedicated sample required

Turnaround Time:

6 - 8 weeks