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ea0022p456 | Endocrine tumours &amp; neoplasia (<emphasis role="italic">Generously supported by Novartis</emphasis>) | ECE2010

The clonidine supression test with measurement of plasma metanephrines by enzyme immunoassay

Kentos Peter , Moravcikova Anna , Vanuga Peter , Michalekova Miroslava , Kreze Alexander , Pura Mikulas

Background: In pheochromocytomas, the measurement of fractionated metanephrines is the first-line test for diagnosis and the false-positive results remain a problem. Among various parameters and tests used, only the suppression of normetanephrine provides reliable evidence that a pheochromocytoma is not present.Objective: Aim of the study was to analyse the role of clonidine suppression test in laboratory diagnosis of pheochromocytoma.<p class="abste...