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Urinary VMA and metanephrine values - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   I've redone urinary VMA which is 14mg/ 24 hrs normal is up to 15mg/24 hrs I had also done urinary metanephrine test which shows a reading of 6.05mg/24 hrs. What does it mean?
User :   what is the ideal metanephrine reading?
Doctor :   The normal values depends on the various laboratories

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can you give the normal values along with this
User :   the lab normal values were 24.2 mg / 24 hrs for metanephrine
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User :   is the metanephrine result on the lower side
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can you give the normal values
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since it depends on various labs for the normal cutoff
User :   VMA 15mg/day. metanephrines is 24.2/24 hrs
Doctor :   is it the blood reports or urine reports

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User :   these are urine reports
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can you provide the normal reference values in the report (lab)
User :   normal vma 15mg/day metanephrine 24.2/day
Doctor :   what is the unit of metanephrines is it mg, nmol,

User :   mg
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the normal urinary metanephrines are 14.2-78.5 mg/day
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so urinay metanephrines are normal
User :   so are my results abnormal
Doctor :   so your VMA is normal
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and urinary metanephrines are below normal
User :   what does that below normal mean
Doctor :   Let it make it clear your VMA value is 14mg, normal being 15 right
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and urinary metanephrines 6.05mg, normal being 24.2
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so the levels are below the normal
User :   vma is normal .I am concerned about metanephrine levels
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there are certain medications
User :   such as
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antidepressants, Clonidine, Salicylates
Doctor :   and it is decreased in orthostatic hypotension, type 1 diabetes

Doctor :   normally eh normal VMA: 2 - 7 milligrams (mg)/24 hours

Doctor :   and normal Metanephrine: 24 - 96 mcg/24 hours
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now you tell me the your lab reports
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