Two metanephrine test descriptions are available.

Plasma free metanephrine
This test is used to help diagnose or rule out a a catecholamine-secreting tumour (phaeochromocytoma or paraganglioma) and is performed on a blood sample.

Urine metanephrines
This test also helps in the diagnosis or ruling out of a catecholamine-secreting tumour (phaeochromocytoma or paraganglioma) and is performed on a 24-hour urine sample.


Last Review Date: May 1, 2018