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Book Catecholamines - 24 Hours Urine Test in Hyderabad

This test measures the levels of catecholamines, specifically adrenaline (epinephrine) and nor- adrenaline (norepinephrine), in the urine collected over 24 hours. Catecholamines are a type of hormone produced primarily by the adrenal glands, which sit on top of the kidneys. They are released into the bloodstream in response to physical or emotional stress. The main catecholamines are adrenaline, nor-adrenaline, and dopamine.

  • Test NameCatecholamines - 24 Hours Urine (Adrenaline and Nor-adrenaline)
  • Sample TypeUrine
  • Preparations RequiredPatient should avoid strenuous physical activities and stress before and during the urine collection period. Medications can also interfere with the test and should be discussed with the doctor.
  • Report Time4 days

The test is used to help diagnose or rule out certain conditions that cause the body to produce excessive amounts of catecholamines, such as pheochromocytoma, a rare tumour of the adrenal glands, or neuroblastoma, a type of cancer that often starts in the adrenal glands.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Catecholamines are a type of hormone made by your adrenal glands. They are part of your "fight or flight" response, which helps you respond to stress. Adrenaline and nor-adrenaline are two types of catecholamines.

This test is used to check for high levels of catecholamines in your body, which can indicate certain medical conditions, such as a tumor in your adrenal glands.

The test requires you to collect all urine passed in a 24-hour period. This is done at home using containers provided by the laboratory.

High levels of catecholamines can indicate a condition causing excessive hormone production, such as a pheochromocytoma or a neuroblastoma.

Avoid strenuous exercise and reduce stress levels before and during the urine collection period. Also, certain medications may affect the results, so discuss these with your doctor.

Conditions that can cause elevated catecholamine levels include pheochromocytoma, neuroblastoma, certain lung cancers, and severe physical or emotional stress.

Symptoms might include high blood pressure, severe headache, heavy sweating, rapid heartbeat, tremors, pallor, and anxiety.

There are no significant risks associated with this test. However, failure to collect all urine during the specified period can result in inaccurate results.

The frequency of this test will depend on your individual situation and your doctor's recommendations.

Catecholamines are released when your body responds to stress. They prepare your body for action, either to confront the stressor ("fight") or to run away from it ("flight").

A pheochromocytoma is a rare tumor that occurs in the adrenal glands, causing them to produce excessive amounts of catecholamines.

A neuroblastoma is a type of cancer that often starts in the adrenal glands, especially in young children.

Both physical and emotional stress can trigger the release of catecholamines from the adrenal glands. This is part of your body's fight or flight response.

If your results are abnormal, you should consult an endocrinologist, who specializes in hormone-related conditions.

Yes, certain foods and medications can increase catecholamine levels. Discuss any medications you're taking with your doctor to ensure accurate test results.

Having high levels of catecholamines in the body over an extended period can have detrimental effects on health. Therefore, regular monitoring and managing stress effectively is key in maintaining good health. As always, any concerns or symptoms should be discussed with your doctor who can provide guidance based on your specific medical condition and results.

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