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Elevated noradrenaline in urine

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 30, 2008
  • 10:27 AM

I am 57 yrs old female, diagnose with hypertension. Trying to find root cause of the hypertension.
Request a 24 urine catecholamine to determine presence of phaeochromocytoma - growth in adrenal gland.

Test result -
Aldosterone 363 pmol/L (Range 100-950)
Plasma Renin 92 mU/L (Range 3.3-41) High
Creatine Exc. 7.9 ( Range 5-16)
Adrenaline Excr. 41 (Range 0-80)
Noradrenaline Exce. 557 ( Range 100-420) High

More test for plasma metanephrine and in 24hr urine.

Appreciate any advice. Should I go for MRI or CAT scan ??

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  • Try here: http://www.labtestsonline.org/
    aquila 1263 Replies Flag this Response
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norepinephrine You should have a CT (with contrast) of your adrenals done. Also vistit www.cushings-help.com. They have a great forum and alot of info about adrenal disease. Kiera
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