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Why would a doctor order a 24 hour urine for catecholamines test?

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Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: To check high levels

Elevated catecholamines in the urine can be associated with hypertension, kidney problems or some excess secretion of catecholamines from other body tissues and creat hypertension and flushing.

In brief: To check high levels

Elevated catecholamines in the urine can be associated with hypertension, kidney problems or some excess secretion of catecholamines from other body tissues and creat hypertension and flushing.
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: Adrenal

This is a test to evaluate for a condition called pheochromocytoma, typically an adrenal tumor that produce too much adrenaline.
24 hr urine is just one of test available to screen for this rare condition.

In brief: Adrenal

This is a test to evaluate for a condition called pheochromocytoma, typically an adrenal tumor that produce too much adrenaline.
24 hr urine is just one of test available to screen for this rare condition.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. James Cain
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis

In brief: High blood pressure

This test detects a tumor called a pheochromacytoma.
It is very uncommon and usually suspected in pqtients with uncontrolled hypertension.

In brief: High blood pressure

This test detects a tumor called a pheochromacytoma.
It is very uncommon and usually suspected in pqtients with uncontrolled hypertension.
Dr. James Cain
Dr. James Cain
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