SEALS Test Manual

 

3-METHOXYTYRAMINE (PART OF PLASMA METANEPHRINE)
3-MT                  
 
COLLECTION INFORMATION:  
Preferred Specimen Type Lithium Heparin (No Gel)
Alternate Specimen
Collection Information Test performed as part of Plasma Metanephrines. The sample should be put ON ICE after collection and transported on ice or frozen after separation.
The patient should be lying down during and for a minimum of 30 minutes prior to collection because collection in the seated position may result in false positive results. Seated samples will be processed, however recollection may be required if the result is elevated.
Only assayed weekly (usually Tuesday - Suggest samples are sent to the lab on Monday to ensure inclusion in Tuesday batch)
 
LABORATORY INFORMATION ONLY:  
Specimen Code LI
Test Abbreviation PMET (INCLUDES 3MT)
Test Set C389A
Laboratory Information Separate & freeze plasma within 6 hrs of collection. Only assayed weekly (usually Tuesday - Suggest samples are sent to the lab on Monday to ensure inclusion in Tuesday batch) Provides additional diagnostic sensitivity for phaeochromocytoma/paraganglioma in specific circumstances and for neuroblastoma in children.
Minimum Assay Volume - Not Collection Volume 1.0
Department CHEMISTRY
Storage FREEZE PLASMA
Site RANDWICK
Randwick Label R615LF*
Kogarah Label R615LF*
Sutherland Label R615LF*
Sydney Label R615LF*
SEALS South Label R615LF*
Update On 03/12/2020