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About METANEPHRINE - PLASMA test

METANEPHRINE - PLASMA test

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Know more about METANEPHRINE - PLASMA test

The Metanephrine - Plasma test diagnoses: if you are suffering form adrenal tumor which is called phyeochromocytoma, if you are suffering from extra-adrenal tumor which is called paraganlioma. The test basically measures the amount of Metanepherine presence in your blood for over a period of 24 hours.

Symptoms are:

hypertension leading to high blood pressure

severe headache

excessive sweating

skin flushing (redness seen over the area of face, neck, and chest)

Paraganglioma and Pheochromocytoma are responsible for producing large amounts of catecholamines and metabolites. It results in increased concentrations of catecholamines and metabolites in blood and urine.

Catecholamines are produced in the internal area of adrenal glands. It is caused due to the formation of metanephrines which helps to break down hormones in the body.

You will be asked to avoid certain food and medications that might alter the test results. Food include: Alcohol Caffine Banana Drugs Medications include: antidepressants Supplements

Based on your test results, your doctor will give you medications for the treatment.

And you might also be asked to change your dietary habits as well.

Test Method 1: 24 HR of a urine sample will be collected. 

Test Result: The usual turn around time for the result is 24 to 48 Hours.

If your doctor suspects you of suffering from the rare tumor infection that is affecting your hormone levels in the body, you will be advised to get this test done.

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