A healthy result should fall into the range 0 - 95 pg/mL.

What is Epinephrine?

Epinephrine is one of the catecholamines. Catecholamines are hormones made by the adrenal glands. The three catecholamines are epinephrine, norepinephrine, and dopamine.

Epinephrine, more commonly known as adrenaline, is a hormone secreted by the medulla of the adrenal glands. The adrenal glands are located on top of each of your kidneys.

Functions of epinephrine:

Strong emotions such as fear or anger cause epinephrine to be released into the bloodstream, which causes an increase in:

  • heart rate,
  • muscle strength,
  • blood pressure,
  • and sugar metabolism.

This reaction, known as the “Flight or Fight Response” prepares the body for strenuous activity.

Reference ranges:

A healthy result should fall into the range 0 – 95 pg/mL.

References:

 

Epinephrine result calculator

insert the value from you Epinephrine test result.

What does it mean if your Epinephrine result is too low?

Low levels of epinephrine can contribute to a variety of physical and mental conditions, including:

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • fibromyalgia
  • hypoglycemia
  • migraine headaches
  • restless leg syndrome
  • sleep disorders

Chronic stress, poor nutrition, and taking certain medications, such as methylphenidate (Ritalin), can make your less sensitive to epinephrine. These factors can also cause your body to start producing less epinephrine.

What does it mean if your Epinephrine result is too high?

Having too much adrenaline can cause:

  • high blood pressure
  • anxiety
  • excessive sweating
  • heart palpitations
  • headaches

Some medical conditions cause people to have too much epinephrine.

These include:

  • pheochromocytoma, a tumor that forms in your adrenal glands
  • paranganglioma, a tumor that forms on the outside of your adrenal glands
  • obesity

Ongoing stress can also cause high levels of both epinephrine and norepinephrine.

Are you concerned about your lab report?
Select your plan, upload your lab reports and we’ll provide you with a meaningful interpretation.

Basic Interpretation
  • Instant interpretation
  • Use self upload form
  • 800+ biomarkers explained
  • Nutrition Recommendations
  • Cancel anytime
Full Interpretation
  • Instant interpretation
  • We upload 4 reports for you
  • 800+ biomarkers explained
  • Nutrition Recommendations
  • Cancel anytime
  • Online support
Own It For Life
  • Unlimited access
  • No subscription
  • Instant interpretations
  • We upload 10 reports for you
  • 800+ biomarkers explained
  • Nutrition Recommendations
  • Dedicated support

Test results don't lie. Learn what is happening inside your body.

Health is not exactly rocket science. You just have to know what your body needs and doesn't need. Your medical tests contain that information. Upload them to our service and we’ll help you understand, organize, and act on them.

Get Started

Medical results explained and interpreted.

WE SUPPORT 1000+ BIOMARKERS INCLUDING BIOMARKERS FROM YOUR FAVOURITE LABS

Healthmatters.io customer review

"I was really concerned about my lab results and my GP was not able to see me for another week. Through HealthMatters I was able to interpret my results instantly."

Healthmatters.io thankfull female customer

"I've been keeping all my lab results in a spreadsheet, covering approximately 20 years. The HealthMatters team helped me upload that info into the cloud. I can show this data to my family and doctors now easily."

Healthmatters.io thankful young female customer

"I had no idea what my lab results meant. Here I found all the biomarkers that I was looking for online. Finally, I have not only organized them all neatly in one place, but I am also grateful to be able to understand what they mean."



Pricing
Privacy and security of personal data. HIPAA and GDPR compliant badges.

Your Privacy And Security

At HealthMatters, we're committed to maintaining the security and confidentiality of your personal information. We've put security measures in place to help protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information under our control. We use procedural, physical and electronic security methods designed to prevent people who aren't authorized from getting access to this information. Our internal code of conduct adds additional privacy protection. See our Privacy Policy for more information.