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Automated Extraction of Catecholamines and Metanephrines in Urine

Introduction: The catecholamines are bioamines that play an integral role as neurotransmitters in the central and peripheral nervous system. Screening for catecholamines and their O-methylated metabolites is a widely accepted approach for diagnosis of catecholamine-secreting tumors. Generally, these tumors are benign, but the potent effects on the cardiovascular system caused by excess catecholamines can have potentially fatal outcomes. Correct, timely diagnosis is crucial. Unlike plasma, it is recommended that both metanephrines and catecholamines be measured in urine. Urine analysis is [...]