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Metanephrine-Free Test

Metanephrine-Free test is a diagnostic tool that measures the amount of metanephrine, a metabolite of adrenaline, in the urine. This test is generally used to diagnose or monitor conditions such as pheochromocytoma or paraganglioma, which are rare tumors of the adrenal glands that can overproduce catecholamines like adrenaline.

  • Profile Name: Metanephrine-Free Test
  • Sample Type: UR(Urine)
  • Preparations Required: No special preparation is needed for this test. Continue with your regular medications unless advised otherwise by your healthcare provider.
  • Report Time: 24 hours

Adrenaline is a hormone that your body releases when you're under stress, and metanephrine is what remains when your body breaks down this hormone. The levels of metanephrines in your body can fluctuate, which is why this test measures the amounts excreted in your urine over 24 hours. High levels can be indicative of a problem with your adrenal glands.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Metanephrine-Free test is often used when a pheochromocytoma or paraganglioma is suspected. These are rare adrenal gland tumors that produce excessive adrenaline.

The test requires a 24-hour urine collection. This means you'll need to collect all your urine in a special container over a 24-hour period.

Normal results vary but generally, adults have metanephrine levels in urine of less than 350 micrograms per 24 hours. Your healthcare provider will provide you with your specific results and what they mean.

Abnormally high levels of metanephrine may indicate the presence of pheochromocytoma or paraganglioma, but further testing would be required to confirm this diagnosis.

The frequency of this test is usually determined by your healthcare provider, based on your symptoms, medical history, and risk factors.

Certain medications, intense physical exercise, and stress can potentially increase metanephrine levels and may interfere with the test results.

If your test results are abnormal, you should consult an endocrinologist for further evaluation and treatment.

While the urine collection for this test can be done at home, the analysis of the sample is done in a lab.

High test results can indicate a serious condition. You should follow up with your healthcare provider who may order additional tests to confirm a diagnosis.

Certain foods such as coffee, tea, bananas, chocolate, vanilla, and citrus fruits can interfere with test results and may need to be avoided for several days before the test.

Symptoms of pheochromocytoma or paraganglioma can include high blood pressure, rapid heart rate, sweating, headache, tremors, and paleness.

There are no significant risks associated with this test as it involves a simple urine collection.

Many metabolic disorders can be managed with medication, diet changes, and other treatments. Early diagnosis through tests like the Metanephrine-Free test can lead to more effective treatment.

Prevention methods depend on the specific disorder. In general, maintaining a healthy diet, regular exercise, and regular medical check-ups can help maintain metabolic health.

This test can be performed on individuals of any age. However, the test is most commonly used in adults as the conditions it helps diagnose are more common in adults.

No, the test is applicable to all genders alike.

This would entirely depend upon the results of the test and the associated diagnosis. Any required lifestyle modifications would be advised by your healthcare provider

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