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What is the accuracy of the plasma free metanephrines test? Where can I have this test done?

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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Your local hospital

It is accurate, and can be done at your local hospital.

In brief: Your local hospital

It is accurate, and can be done at your local hospital.
Dr. Gregory Hines
Dr. Gregory Hines
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Dr. Camilo Barcenas
urine studies for metanephrines are also valuable for Dx of Pheochromocytoma.
Dr. Imran Dosani
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Highly sensitive

Highly sensitive 95%, meaning negative test rules it out.
Poor specificity 85% meaning risk of false positives results with it. It can be done in labs on bigger scale where they can do it or send outside for testing.

In brief: Highly sensitive

Highly sensitive 95%, meaning negative test rules it out.
Poor specificity 85% meaning risk of false positives results with it. It can be done in labs on bigger scale where they can do it or send outside for testing.
Dr. Imran Dosani
Dr. Imran Dosani
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Dr. Camilo Barcenas
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis

In brief: Excellent.

Accuracy is excellent.
Any major hospital can do it or send it to referral laboratory.

In brief: Excellent.

Accuracy is excellent.
Any major hospital can do it or send it to referral laboratory.
Dr. Camilo Barcenas
Dr. Camilo Barcenas
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