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Optimized Reference Intervals for Plasma Free Metanephrines in Patients With CKD


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To the Editor: The diagnostic work-up of pheochromocytoma/paraganglioma (PPGL) among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a clinical challenge. Impaired renal elimination of catecholamines and their metabolites confounds urinary tests, while increased plasma concentrations of free metanephrines in patients with CKD also complicate interpretation of plasma tests.1, 2, 3 We therefore aimed to establish optimal reference intervals for plasma free metanephrines and 3-methoxytyramine in patients with CKD stages 3 and 4 or receiving hemodialysis (HD).
This prospective multicenter study included 234 patients (79 CKD3, 48 CKD4, and 107 receiving HD) and an aged-matched reference population of 173 individuals (Table 1; Item S1). Measurements of plasma free normetanephrine, metanephrine, and 3-methoxytyramine were performed using liquid chromatography–tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS).4

Abstract

To the Editor: The diagnostic work-up of pheochromocytoma/paraganglioma (PPGL) among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a clinical challenge. Impaired renal elimination of catecholamines and their metabolites confounds urinary tests, while increased plasma concentrations of free metanephrines in patients with CKD also complicate interpretation of plasma tests.1, 2, 3 We therefore aimed to establish optimal reference intervals for plasma free metanephrines and 3-methoxytyramine in patients with CKD stages 3 and 4 or receiving hemodialysis (HD).
This prospective multicenter study included 234 patients (79 CKD3, 48 CKD4, and 107 receiving HD) and an aged-matched reference population of 173 individuals (Table 1; Item S1). Measurements of plasma free normetanephrine, metanephrine, and 3-methoxytyramine were performed using liquid chromatography–tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS).4

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Endocrinology and Diabetology
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Scopus Subject Areas:Health Sciences > Nephrology
Language:English
Date:1 December 2018
Deposited On:12 Sep 2018 14:39
Last Modified:29 Jul 2020 07:40
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0272-6386
OA Status:Closed
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1053/j.ajkd.2018.06.018
PubMed ID:30146420

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