Catecholamine Blood Test-Reference Range

Catecholamine blood test measures the levels of catecholamines in the blood. Catecholamines are hormones made by the adrenal glands.

Catecholamines are released into the blood when a person is under physical or emotional stress. The main catecholamines are dopamine, norepinephrine, and epinephrine.

The reference ranges are as follows:

  • The normal range for dopamine is 0 to 30 pg/mL (195.8 pmol/L).
  • The normal range for epinephrine is 0 to 140 pg/mL (764.3 pmol/L).
  • The normal range for norepinephrine is 70 to 1700 pg/mL (413.8 to 10048.7 pmol/L).

Elevated levels of blood catecholamines may indicate:

  • Ganglioblastoma (very rare tumor)
  • Ganglioneuroma (very rare tumor)
  • Neuroblastoma (rare tumor)
  • Pheochromocytoma (rare tumor)
  • Acute anxiety
  • Severe stress

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