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37560: Epinephrine, Plasma Print View
Epinephrine, Plasma     pg/mL 

PRIMARY
1 Plasma Heparinized 4 (2.5) mL   Room Temperature - 6 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 6 Hour(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Plasma Sodium Heparin Tan 4 (2.5) mL   Room Temperature - 6 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 6 Hour(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)  
  Lithium Heparin   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 6 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 6 Hour(s)  

Epinephrine is a catecholamine. Measurement is useful in patients with suspected pheochromocytoma, neuroblastoma, or paraganglioma.

Patient Preparation
Patients should be relaxed in either a supine or upright position
before blood is drawn. States of anxiety and stress can cause
fluctuations in the catecholamine levels. Patient should avoid
alcohol, coffee, tea, tobacco and strenuous exercise prior to
collection. Overnight fasting is required.
Instructions
Draw specimen in a pre-chilled green-top Vacutainer(R). Plasma should
be separated in a refrigerated centrifuge within 30 minutes of
collection and then frozen immediately at -20 C in plastic vials. Each
specimen will be invoiced separately.
Setup Schedule
Monday-Friday

Reported (Analytical Time)
3 days

CPT Code
82542

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

Notes
Transport Temperature: Frozen Methodology: High Performance Liquid Chromatography, Electrochemical Detection






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