What is the Catecholamines Plasma test?
Catecholamines are a group of similar hormones that are produced in the medulla (central portion) of the adrenal glands. The adrenal glands are small, triangular organs that sit on top of each kidney. The three main catecholamines are dopamine, adrenaline (epinephrine), and noradrenaline (norepinephrine).
When is the Catecholamines Plasma test recommended?
It is recommended in case of symptoms such as:
Neuroblastoma -It is a nerve tissue cancer that typically affects children.
Paraganglioma - It is a tumor that’s often noncancerous and affects nerve cells that control blood pressure.
Pheochromocytoma - It is a tumor that causes your body to produce high levels of adrenal hormones.
Symptoms include painless lumps of tissue under the skin, pain in the abdomen, chest, back, and bones, wheezing, and high blood pressure.
What does it measure?
The Catecholamines Plasma test:
Analyzes the amount of the hormones epinephrine, norepinephrine, and dopamine in the blood. These are hormones that are made by nerve tissue, the brain, and the adrenal glands. Catecholamines help the body respond to stress or fear and prepare the body for its fight or flight reactions.
These catecholamines are released into the blood when a person is under physical or emotional stress. The three main catecholamines are dopamine, norepinephrine, and epinephrine (which used to be called adrenalin).
This test is very sensitive to slight changes in hormone levels, so following all prep instructions is essential. If you have high catecholamine levels, it doesn’t necessarily mean you have a tumor.
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports within 15 hours after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the Catecholamines Plasma test in Bangalore?
The cost of the Catecholamines Plasma test in Bangalore is Rs.7200.
How often should I get the Catecholamines Plasma test?
The Catecholamines Plasma test is prescribed by your doctor after completing the assessment of your condition.
What are the normal values for the Catecholamines Plasma test?
Norepinephrine < 874 pg/mL
Epinephrine < 62 pg/mL
Dopamine < 48pg/mL
What is the type of sample required?
This test requires a blood sample.
What time should I get the test done?
This test can be taken at any time during the day.
Is fasting required for a Catecholamines Plasma test?
Fasting is required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for a Catecholamines Plasma test?
There are specific precautions for this test. It is advisable for the person taking the test to avoid the following foods and fluids for 2-3 days preceding the test: Caffeine, such as in the form of coffee, tea, chocolate, cocoa, bananas, walnuts, avocados, fava beans, cheese; any food or fluids with vanilla, licorice, aspirin, and liquor, specifically beer and red wine.
How can I book a Catecholamines Plasma test in Bangalore?
Log into www.orangehealth.in and submit your details. Our highly trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep within 60 minutes or at the time slot booked by you.
Why should I book a Catecholamines Plasma test with Orange Health in Bangalore?
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