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DOPAMINE, URINE

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Lab Section Category

Description

Indications

Specimen Required

​24 hr urine collected in 15 mL 50% HCl

Minimum aliquot volume: 30 mL urine

Storage and Transport

Method

​High Performance Liquid Chromatography

Test Results

Reference Interval / Value

​0 – 2 yr : < 2216 nmol/mmol creatinine

2 – 4 yrs : < 1132 nmol/mmol creatinine

5 – 9 yrs : < 774 nmol/mmol creatinine

10 – 19 yrs : < 403 nmol/mmol creatinine

≥ 20 yrs : 425 - 2612 nmol/day

Turnaround Time

​Mean = 7 days, Range: 3 - 11 days

Day(s) Test Set up

​Monday - Friday

Remarks

​Instructions before sampling:


 Patient should abstain from the following at least 2 days prior to and during urine specimen collection:
- intake of food like chocolate, coffee, banana, food containing vanilla, citrus fruits and
- where medically possible, drugs such as aspirin, α-methyldopa ( Aldomat), isoproterenol, labetalol, mandelamine, metocloproamide, acetaminophen and cimetidine. If the patient cannot be completely removed from a drug regimen, test result should be interpreted with appropriate judgement based on expected physiological response to these drugs.

Total 24-hour urine volume must be clearly indicated.

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