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Metanephrines

Metanephrines is a topic covered in the Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests.

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General

Synonym/Acronym:
N/A

Common Use:
To assist in the diagnosis of cancer of the adrenal medulla or to assess for the cause of hypertension.

Specimen:
Urine from a timed specimen collected in a clean amber plastic collection container with 6N hydrochloride as a preservative.

Normal Findings:
(Method: High-pressure liquid chromatography)

AgeConventional UnitsSI Units
Normetanephrines (Conventional Units × 5.07)
3 mo–4 yr54–249 mcg/24 hr274–1,262 micromol/day
5–9 yr31–398 mcg/24 hr157–2,018 micromol/day
10–17 yr67–531 mcg/24 hr340–2,692 micromol/day
18–39 yr35–482 mcg/24 hr177–2,444 micromol/day
Greater than 40 yr88–676 mcg/24 hr446–3,427 micromol/day
Metanephrines, Total (Conventional Units × 5.07)
3 mo–4 yr79–345 mcg/24 hr401–1,749 micromol/day
5–9 yr49–409 mcg/24 hr248–2,074 micromol/day
10–17 yr107–741 mcg/24 hr543–3,757 micromol/day
18–39 yr94–695 mcg/24 hr477–3,524 micromol/day
40–49 yr182–739 mcg/24 hr923–3,747 micromol/day
Greater than 50 yr224–832 mcg/24 hr1,136–4,218 micromol/day

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Citation

Bladh, Mickey Lynn., and Anne M. Van Leeuwen. "Metanephrines." Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425048/all/Metanephrines.
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Metanephrines. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425048/all/Metanephrines. Accessed April 22, 2019.
Bladh, M. L., & Van Leeuwen, A. M. (2017). Metanephrines. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425048/all/Metanephrines
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Metanephrines [Internet]. In: Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 April 22]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425048/all/Metanephrines.
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