Catecholamines in Urine - HPLC
Easy and safe handling
Neutralisation Buffer with integrated indicator for easy pH adjustment
Combined analysis of urinary metanephrines possible
CE-IVD validated product ready for IVDR within timeframes and transition periods specified by the IVDR-2022 regulation
The catecholamines adrenaline (epinephrine), noradrenaline (norepinephrine) and dopamine are biogenic amines, which play a central role in the body as hormones and neurotransmitters. Adrenaline and noradrenaline are produced in the adrenal medulla and the sympathetic nervous system. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter in the brain and acts as a local messenger substance in the peripheral nervous system.
The determination of catecholamines has clinical significance in the diagnosis of pheochromocytomas and other tumours affecting the nervous system. These diseases result in the production of surplus catecholamines, which are then excreted in the urine. 24-hour urine collection is the preferred method for tumour screening. The plasma concentration is determined to localise the tumour or to perform pharmacological function tests. Furthermore, the concentrations of adrenaline and noradrenaline are important indicators for cardiac insufficiency, cardiac diseases and arteriosclerosis.
- Simple and safe handling
- Low detection limits
- Low analysis costs
- Ready-to-use components
This Chromsystems assay allows the standard routine analysis of adrenaline, noradrenaline and dopamine in urine with an isocratic HPLC system and electrochemical detector. A very specific sample preparation using solid phase extraction guarantees simple and safe handling of the samples as well as reproducible results.
The assays 2020/COMBI and 6000/COMBI are available as alternative methods that allow the combined determination of catecholamines and metanephrine with one column.
There is also a method for the HPLC analysis of catecholamines in plasma available (order no. 5000).
|Method of Analysis||HPLC|
|Number of Tests||100|
|Limit of quantification||1.6 - 3,6 µg/l|
|Linearity||up to 500 µg/l|
|Recovery||68-80 % (dopamine: 91 %)|
CV < 3 %
CV < 4.1 %
|Analysis Time||< 15 min|
|Specimen||24 h urine (containing 10 ml 25 % HCl) or spontaneous urine (refer the data to urine creatinine).|
|Sample Stability||At +2 to +8 °C at least 5 days. Aliquot and freeze for longer storage.|
|Injection Volume||20 µl|
|Flow rate||0.8-1.3 ml/min|
|Column temperature||ambient (~25 °C)|
For the HPLC analysis of catecholamines any isocratic HPLC system with electrochemical detector is suitable.
|Please note||The freely available information on this website, in particular on the sample preparation, are not sufficient to work with our products. Please read instructions and warning notices on products and/or instruction manuals.|
|Parameter||Adrenaline (Epinephrine), Dopamine, Noradrenaline|
|Potential||approx. 400-500 mV|