What are the TES recommendations for diagnosis of pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma (PPGL)?

Updated: Feb 12, 2019
  • Author: Cameron K Tebbi, MD; Chief Editor: Max J Coppes, MD, PhD, MBA  more...
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In patients suspected of having PPGL, biochemical testing via measurement of plasma free metanephrines or urinary fractionated metanephrines is recommended. The use of liquid chromatography with mass spectrometry or electrochemical-detection methods is suggested over other laboratory methods. Patients with a known germline mutation that predisposes to PPGL should undergo periodic biochemical testing. [117]

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