Normetanephrine

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A healthy result should fall into the range 0 - 145 pg/mL.

Normetanephrine is a metabolite of norepinephrine. Normally, the levels of Normetanephrine are low in the plasma. However, when there are tumors in the body that originate from neural crest cells called paragangliomas or neuroblastomas, or from pheochromocytomas (an adrenal gland tumor), the levels of Normetanephrine rise significantly. When Normetanephrine levels are normal, then it’s extremely unlikely that someone has pheochromocytoma or paraganglioma.

If this test is positive, another type of test should be done, called the fractionated 24-hour urinary metanephrines. 

Normal Ranges for Normetanephrine in nmol/L:

<0.90 nmol/L 

Sources: 

  1. https://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/test-catalog/Clinical+and+Interpretive/81609
  2. https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/encyclopedia/content.aspx?contenttypeid=167&contentid=metanephrines_blood 

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