Catecholamines in urine Indications :
hypertension, hyperglycemia, weight loss, glycosuria.
This is secreated by adrenal medulla and in case of tumors it secreates more. 24 hours urine sample is required.
Normal Range :
50micrograms in 24 hours urine sample
Elevated levels are seen in pheochromocytoma characterised by cancer of adrenal medullary glands. Increased levels also indicate functional paraganglioma characterised by cancer of symphatetic paragnalian cells.