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metanephrines, fractionated, plasma free
Synonyms: Normetanephrine; Metanephrine; Plasma Metanephrines; Quantitative Metanephrines 
Computer Code: (RMETP)
Specimen Collection: 7 mL blood (lavender top tube).
Draw in a pre-chilled tube, transport to Special Chemistry on ICE. Patient should be fasting overnight, except for water. 
Minimum Volume: 4 mL 
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Centrifuge for 20 minutes, remove plasma, refrigerate. Separate plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection. Min 1.5 plasma. 
Reference Values: See reference laboratory report.  
Lab Code: CC REF 
Requisition: SPEC C
Test Frequency: NA 
Routine TAT: 7 days 
Stat TAT: NA 
CPT Code(s): 83835 
LCD or NCD:  
Methodology Used: R
See Addendum XVII

Albany Medical Center
43 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY, 12208
Date: 04/23/2014
Time: 02:58:27 (24hr)