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Catecholamines - Plasma Test in Nearby Areas at Best Price

Catecholamines are hormones produced by the adrenal glands, which are small glands located on top of each kidney. The main catecholamines are adrenaline (epinephrine), noradrenaline (norepinephrine), and dopamine. They play a significant role in the body's response to stress and regulate heart rate, blood pressure, and glucose (sugar) levels in the blood.

  • Test NameCatecholamines - Plasma (Adrenaline and Nor-adrenaline)
  • Sample TypeBlood
  • Preparations RequiredThe patient should avoid food and drinks that contain caffeine, such as coffee, tea, cocoa, and chocolate, for 24 hours before the test. Also, physical activity and stress should be avoided for several hours before the test. Certain medications may affect the results and should be discussed with the doctor.
  • Report Time4 days

The Catecholamines - Plasma test measures the amount of catecholamines in the blood. The test is used to detect and/or monitor pheochromocytoma, a rare tumor of the adrenal glands that can cause the overproduction of catecholamines. The test can also help diagnose neuroblastoma, a type of cancer that often starts in the adrenal glands, especially in infants and young children.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Catecholamines are hormones that your body releases when you're physically or emotionally stressed. The three main ones are adrenaline, noradrenaline, and dopamine.

This test is done to see if you have high levels of catecholamines in your blood. This can be a sign of certain conditions, such as a tumor in the adrenal glands.

This test requires a blood sample, which is drawn through a needle from a vein in your arm.

High levels of catecholamines in your blood could indicate a pheochromocytoma or a neuroblastoma. However, levels may also be elevated due to severe stress or certain medications.

You should avoid eating or drinking anything that contains caffeine for 24 hours before the test. You should also avoid intense physical activity and stress for several hours before the test.

High catecholamine levels can be caused by a pheochromocytoma, a rare tumor in the adrenal glands, a neuroblastoma, certain lung cancers, and severe stress.

Symptoms of high catecholamine levels can include high blood pressure, rapid heart rate, sweating, headaches, tremors, and anxiety or panic attacks.

The main risk of this test is related to the blood draw. Some people might feel lightheaded or faint, and there's a small risk of infection or excessive bleeding.

The frequency of the test depends on the patient's specific health conditions and the doctor's recommendations.

The 'fight or flight' response is a physiological reaction that occurs in response to a perceived harmful event or threat. Catecholamines are involved in this response, preparing the body for action.

A pheochromocytoma is a rare tumor of the adrenal glands that causes them to produce too much adrenaline and noradrenaline.

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.

Maintaining a balanced and stress-free lifestyle is vital for normal catecholamine levels. Regular monitoring of these levels can aid in early detection of serious conditions. Any abnormality or symptoms should be reported to your doctor promptly. It's also important to follow your doctor's recommendations for regular check-ups and screenings.

Catecholamines - Plasma (Adrenaline and Nor- adrenaline)
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