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Why are there so many different types of tests for pheochromocytoma? Which is right for me?
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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgery - Oncology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Confusing diagnosis
There are many screening tests for pheochromocytoma - some are blood tests, some are urine tests.
Screening is becoming less burdensome in the last several years because of more sensitive tests. Main question - why are you being screened? Typically it is for symptoms, adrenal mass on ct, or rare familial syndromes (men ii). Good tests are catecholamine and metanephrine levels.

In brief: Confusing diagnosis
There are many screening tests for pheochromocytoma - some are blood tests, some are urine tests.
Screening is becoming less burdensome in the last several years because of more sensitive tests. Main question - why are you being screened? Typically it is for symptoms, adrenal mass on ct, or rare familial syndromes (men ii). Good tests are catecholamine and metanephrine levels.
Dr. Richard Orr
Dr. Richard Orr
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Because
There are lots of ways to skin a cat.
The one your doctor ordered is the one that's right for you.

In brief: Because
There are lots of ways to skin a cat.
The one your doctor ordered is the one that's right for you.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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