What are the North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society (NANETS) guidelines for biochemical testing for pheochromocytoma?

Updated: Aug 10, 2018
  • Author: Michael A Blake, MBBCh, MRCPI, FRCR; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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The 2010 guidelines from the North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society (NANETS) recommend biochemical testing for pheochromocytoma that includes measurements of fractionated metanephrines in plasma, urine, or both, as available, in the following cases [35] :

  • Symptomatic patients
  • Patients with an adrenal incidentaloma
  • Patients who have a hereditary risk for developing a pheochromocytoma or paraganglioma (extra-adrenal pheochromocytoma)

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