Sample Prep Set Total Metanephrines (free + conjugated) with Sample Clean Up Columns

Order No.: 80700/C, for 96 tests
3-Methoxytyramine, Metanephrine, Normetanephrine

Isotopically labelled internal standard for each analyte
6PLUS1® Multilevel Calibrator Set and MassCheck® controls

In addition to a Sample Prep Set the products of the Chromatographic Platform are required.




MassChrom® Biogenic Amines/Metabolites in Urine – LC-MS/MS
With Sample Clean Up Columns, for manual sample prep procedure


Clinical relevance

This Sample Prep Set allows the quantitative determination of total metanephrine, normetanephrine and 3-methoxytyramine in patient urine samples by LC-MS/MS.
One typical application for this kit is the analysis of patient samples with a suspicion of catecholamine-secreting tumours.


Product advantages

  • Isotopically labelled internal standard for each analyte
  • 6PLUS1® Multilevel Calibrator Set and MassCheck® controls ensure high precision of results

This Sample Prep Set encompasses all required components for an efficient and fast sample preparation.

There is also a method using 96 SPE well plates (80700/96) as well as the corresponding fully automated workflow solution available for laboratories with a higher sample throughput.

More Information
Method of Analysis LC-MS/MS
Number of Tests 96

Metanephrine, Normetanephrine up to 20 mg/l
3-Methoxytyramine up to 10 mg/l

Recovery 92–107 %
Intraassay CV = 2.5–5.6 %
Interassay CV = 3.2–4.9 %
Analysis Time 4 min
Specimen 24h urine or spontaneous urine
Pre-analytic Treatment 24 h urine is collected in a suitable container with 10 ml of 10–25 % HCl.
Sample Preparation
  • Pipette 200 μl sample/calibrator/MassCheck® control into a reaction vial.
  • Add 50 μl Internal Standard Mix+ 25 μl Hydrolysis Buffer.
  • Close reaction vial, mix briefly.
  • Hydrolyse for 30 min at 95 °C.
  • Cool for at least 10 min at +2 to +8 °C.
  • Pipette 50 μl of the hydrolysate into a Sample Clean Up Column.
  • Add 600 μl Neutralisation Buffer.
  • Centrifuge 5 min at 150 x g, discard effluent.
  • Add 0.9 ml Wash Buffer 1, centrifuge 5 min at 150 x g, discard effluent.
  • Add 2 x 0.9 ml Wash Buffer 2, centrifuge each time 1 min at 150 x g, discard effluent.
  • Centrifuge 1 min at 2000 x g to dryness, discard effluent.
  • Change collection vials. (Use glass vials, see instruction manual).
  • Pipette 500 μl Elution Buffer into each Sample Clean Up Column and centrifuge 2 min at 100 x g.
  • Pipette 500 μl Dilution Buffer into each glass vial.
  • Close glass vials.
  • Vortex, transfer to autosampler.
  • Inject up to 20 μl into the LC-MS/MS system.
Sample Stability Samples are stable for at least 7 days at +2°C to +8°C in amber coloured vials. For longer storage periods keep samples frozen below -18°C.
Injection Volume ≤ 20 µl
Ionisation ESI positive
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Parameter 3-Methoxytyramine, Metanephrine, Normetanephrine
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