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How to prepare for a urine test diagnosing the Pheocromocytome

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 22, 2006
  • 04:03 PM


Dear Everybody!
I am about to have a urine test for diagnosing Pheocromocytoma.
The trouble is, that I can not find the precise method how to do this.
What Must not I eat?
How many days befor the test is beeing done?
Take forward may gratitude Anyone who can answer to my question or can tell me wewre can i finde deatels on the Web.
All the best
DR.Király Gábor MD/retired/

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  • I had pheo testing, so I know.The best testing is during or right after a pheo episode.Interfering meds, foods, etc :http://shands.org/health/information/003613.htm The urine testing is not always postive, eventhough a pheo is present.There are also very good serum tests, but to my knolledge not much european countries have this test. Hope you have vma, catecholamines tested.and maybe also 5-HIAA. I tested positive for pheo just recently and waiting for my surgery. Another good website:http://www.pheochromocytoma.org Wish you all the best and hope you find answers.
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    • October 16, 2006
    • 05:03 PM
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