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2056-0Catecholamines [Mass/volume] in PlasmaActive

Part Descriptions

LP15090-1   Catecholamines
Catecholamines are chemical compounds derived from the amino acid tyrosine. Some of them are biogenic amines. Catecholamines are water soluble and are 50% bound to plasma proteins, so they circulate in the bloodstream. The most abundant catecholamines are epinephrine (adrenaline), norepinephrine (noradrenaline) and dopamine. They are produced mainly from the adrenal medulla and the postganglionic fibers of the sympathetic nervous system. Epinephrine acts as a neurotransmitter in the central nervous system and as a hormone in the blood circulation. Norepinephrine is primarily a neurotransmitter of the peripheral sympathetic nervous system but is also present in the blood (mostly through spillover from the synapses of the sympathetic system). High catecholamine levels in blood are associated with stress, which can be induced from psychological reactions or environmental stressors such as elevated sound levels or intense light. Copyright Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ for details. Source: Wikipedia, Catecholamines (Wikipedia)

LP15090-1   Catecholamines
A general class of ortho-dihydroxyphenylalkylamines derived from tyrosine. Source: National Library of Medicine, MeSH 2006

LP15090-1   Catecholamines
Catecholamines are synthesized in the adrenal medulla, brain, and sympathetic nervous system. Urine catecholamine fractionation is often performed to diagnose catecholamine-secreting neoplasms, of which more than 90% are adrenal pheochromocytomas. Increases in epinephrine and/or norepinephrine are seen with adrenal pheochromocytomas. Normally, catecholamines are taken up by storage particles, excreted into urine, or converted to metabolites(metanephrine, normetanephrine, methoxyhydroxyphenylglycol, vanillylmandelic acid). Information from Jacobs and DeMott Laboratory Test Handbook, 5th edition, DS Jacobs, WR DeMott and DK Oxley, 2001. 2007 08 06. Source: Regenstrief Institute

Fully-Specified Name

Component
Catecholamines
Property
MCnc
Time
Pt
System
Plas
Scale
Qn
Method

Additional Names

Short Name
Catechols Plas-mCnc
Display Name
Catecholamines (P) [Mass/Vol]
Consumer Name Alpha
Catecholamines, Blood

Basic Attributes

Class
CHEM
Type
Laboratory
First Released
Version 1.0
Last Updated
Version 2.73
Order vs. Observation
Both
Common US Lab Results Rank
5988

Member of these Groups

LG6296-0 Catecholamines|MCnc|Pt|ANYBldSerPl
LG44754-6 Catecholamines|Pt|Plas

Language Variants Get Info

zh-CNChinese (China)
儿茶酚胺类:质量浓度:时间点:血浆:定量型:
nl-NLDutch (Netherlands)
catecholaminen:massa/volume:moment:plasma:kwantitatief:
et-EEEstonian (Estonia)
Katehhoolamiinid:MCnc:Pt:P:Qn:
fr-BEFrench (Belgium)
Catécholamines:Concentration de masse:Temps ponctuel:Plasma:Quantitatif:
fr-CAFrench (Canada)
Catécholamines:Concentration de masse:Temps ponctuel:Plasma:Quantitatif:
fr-FRFrench (France)
Catécholamines:Masse/Volume:Ponctuel:Plasma:Numérique:
it-ITItalian (Italy)
Catecolamine:MCnc:Pt:Plasma:Qn:
ko-KRKorean (Korea, Republic of)
카테콜라민:질량농도:검사시점:혈장:정량:
pt-BRPortuguese (Brazil)
Catecolaminas:MCnc:Pt:Plasma:Qn:
ru-RURussian (Russian Federation)
Катехоламины:МассКонц:ТчкВрм:Плаз:Колич:
es-ARSpanish (Argentina)
catecolaminas:concentración de masa:punto en el tiempo:plasma:cuantitativo:
es-MXSpanish (Mexico)
Catecolaminas:Concentración de masa:Punto temporal:Plasma:Cuantitativo:
es-ESSpanish (Spain)
Catecolaminas:Concentración de masa:Punto temporal:Plasma:Qn:
tr-TRTurkish (Turkey)
Katekolaminler:KütlKons:Zmlı:Plaz:Kant:

Example Units

Unit Source
pg/mL Example UCUM Units
pg/mL REGENSTRIEF

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