METAR - Overview: Metanephrines, Fractionated, Random, Urine

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Test ID: METAR    
Metanephrines, Fractionated, Random, Urine

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

A second-order screening test for the presumptive diagnosis of pheochromocytoma in patients with nonepisodic hypertension


Confirming positive plasma metanephrine results in patients with nonepisodic hypertension

Profile Information A profile is a group of laboratory tests that are ordered and performed together under a single Mayo Test ID. Profile information lists the test performed, inclusive of the test fee, when a profile is ordered and includes reporting names and individual availability.

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
RCTUCreatinine ConcNoYes
METAUMetanephrines, Fractionated, UNoYes

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

RCTU: Enzymatic Colorimetric Assay

METAU: Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) Stable Isotope Dilution Analysis

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Metanephrines, Fract., Random, U

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Fractionated metanephrines +
Metanephrines free, urine
NMN (Normetanephrines), urine
Normetanephrine, (NMN), free
Normetanephrines, urine