CATU - Overview: Catecholamine Fractionation, Free, 24 Hour, Urine

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Test Name

Test ID: CATU    
Catecholamine Fractionation, Free, 24 Hour, Urine

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

An auxiliary test to fractionated plasma and urine metanephrine measurements in the diagnosis of pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma


An auxiliary test to urine vanillylmandelic acid and homovanillic acid determination in the diagnosis and follow-up of patients with neuroblastoma and related tumors

Special Instructions and Forms Library of PDFs including pertinent information and consent forms, specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to test

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

High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
Includes unconjugated epinephrine, norepinephrine, and dopamine

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


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

Catecholamine Fract, Free, U

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

Catecholamine Fractionation, Urine
Catecholamines, 24-Hour Urine
Catecholamines, Total
Catecholamines, Urine
Pressor Amines