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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Nothing: We're only concerned if it's high. Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either side.

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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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A test for carcinoid: The 5-hiaa level is a test for the carcinoid tumor. You need to discuss this issue with the doctor who ordered the test. Carcinoid is a slow growing n... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cain
Nephrology and Dialysis 36 years experience
BP related hormones: Metanephrines are hormone compounds related to the presence of an endocrine tumor called a pheochromacytoma. These tumors cause hypertension, the meta... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lea Danielsen
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Different from urine: The plasma test compared to the urine is newer and more sensitive. In other words if you have pheochromocytoma the plasma test is less likely to miss ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
Nephrology and Dialysis 46 years experience
Metabolic product: Metanephrins are metabolic products of cathecolamines: epinephrin and norepinephrin and can be used to diagnose excess production of these adrenal/sym... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 40 years experience
Metanephrine: You should discontinue Epinephrine and epinephrine-like drugs for at least 1 week before the test, stop using Acetaminophen 48 hours beforehand, and f... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Your local hospital: It is accurate, and can be done at your local hospital.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
Metanephrine test: Check which assay was used and interfering substances meds with your lab. Discuss with the Dr who ordered the test. Let us know.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sudhir Bansal
Endocrinology 75 years experience
norepinephrine elev: Stress induces elevation of all catecholamines and could have contributed seeing u just had thyroid resection my impression is your physcian is evalua... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Complex question: Why were these tests performed? Why was the thyroidectomy performed? Was cancer found? What kind? Presumably someone is thinking of pheochromocytom... Read More

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