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Test ID: CATP    
Catecholamine Fractionation, Free, Plasma

Secondary ID A test code used for billing and in test definitions created prior to November 2011


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


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

Diagnosis of pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma, as an auxiliary test to fractionated plasma and urine metanephrine measurements (plasma metanephrine is the preferred test for this diagnosis)


Diagnosis and follow-up of patients with neuroblastoma and related tumors, as an auxiliary test to urine vanillylmandelic acid and homovanillic acid measurements


Evaluation of patients with autonomic dysfunction or failure or autonomic neuropathy

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

High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)

Includes unconjugated norepinephrine, epinephrine, and dopamine

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

Catecholamine Fract, Free, P

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

Catecholamine Fractionation, Pharmacy Solution
Catecholamines, Unconjugated
Pressor Amines