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Test Compendium

6802: CATECHOLAMINES, PLASMA

Test Code

  • 6802

Test Synonym

  • CATECHOLAMINES, FRACTIONATED, PLASMA, EPINEPHRINE, PLASMA, DOPAMINE, PLASMA

Minimum Volume

  • 2.2 mL

Specimen Requirements

  • Plasma

Container

  • Transfer Tube- Frozen- Plasma

Storage

  • Frozen

Turn Around Time

  • 5 days

CPT Codes

  • 82384
    *The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are provided for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the responsibility of the billing entity. Please direct any questions regarding the CPT coding to the payer being billed.

Special Instructions

  • 3 mL FROZEN EDTA or Heparin PLASMA

Additional Information

  • Draw blood in lavender-top (EDTA) tube or green-top (heparin) tube. Invert to mix with preservatives. Centrifuge and transfer the plasma to labeled plastic transport tube. Freeze immediately (within one hour after collection) at -20(degrees)C and ship frozen. The time between blood collection and the preparation of plasma is quite critical; if the time exceeds one hour, catecholamine values increase (when blood is kept at 4(degrees)C) or decrease (when left at 20(degrees)C).[1] To avoid delays in turnaround time when requesting multiple tests on frozen samples, PLEASE SUBMIT SEPARATE FROZEN SPECIMENS FOR EACH TEST REQUESTED.