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ea0034p42 | Clinical biochemistry | SFEBES2014

Urinary 3-methoxytyramine as a biomarker of phaeochromocytoma and paraganglioma tumours

Neophytou Christina , Darch Sarah , Gill Jasdeep Singh , Hancock Maggie , Meeran Karim , Palazzo Fausto , Tan Tricia

Phaeochromocytomas (PCC) and paragangliomas (PGL) are rare tumours derived from the sympathetic or parasympathetic paraganglia. They characteristically secrete catecholamines (noradrenaline/adrenaline/dopamine), which are metabolised to the metanephrines (normetadrenaline/metadrenaline/3-MT respectively). These tumour markers can be detected in acidified 24-h urine collections as first-line investigative tests. Plasma 3-MT has been characterised as a biomarker of metastatic PG...