Increased Urinary Metanephrines
Other unusual cause for elevated urinary metanephrines
Suggested Additional Lab Testing
Most reliable indicator of pheochromocytoma: urinary metanephrine testing
More than 95% of patients with the disorder have an elevated level of urinary metanephrines.
Levels are elevated in pheochromocytoma.
If hypertension is paroxysmal rather than sustained, collect blood for catecholamine measurement during a hypertensive episode.
Levels are elevated in most patients with pheochromocytoma.
Urinary VMA is a less sensitive indicator than urinary metanephrines for diagnosis of pheochromocytoma
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