Adrenaline - Plasma

Adrenaline is generated by the Adrenal Gland. Catecholamines (or) Adrenaline or Epinephrine released at our stressful moments. This test measures the Adrenaline hormone level in the blood to diagnose the tumor of the adrenal glands such as Pheochromocytoma and Paraganglioma.
Test Code: 803
₹ 4,500.00



Adrenaline in plasma is screened to diagnose adrenal insufficiency, a disorder that causes adrenal glands to secrete very low levels of hormones or too high levels in case of tumors of the adrenals. The diseases of the adrenals include Cushing’s syndrome, Addison's disease, tumors such as pheochromocytoma, etc.

Causes of adrenal insufficiency are auto-immune disease, tumor, etc. The signs and symptoms of the adrenal gland include upper body obesity, round face, and neck, thinning of arms and legs, high blood pressure, muscle and bone weakness, moodiness, irritability or depression, high blood sugars, and slow growth rates in children. 

Diagnosis is usually done by measuring androgen hormone levels, aldosterone levels, ACTH tests to measure levels of ACTH and cortisol in the blood which helps to detect the possible causes of the disease either due to pituitary origin or due to adrenal malfunction. Other tests for adrenals include blood and urine tests to measure adrenal hormones, ACTH stimulation test, insulin tolerance test, CRH stimulation test, antibody tests, test for TB, CT scan, and/or MRI scan.

General Instructions:

Sample Requirement: Specimen: Blood drawn from the vein.Test Preparation: As directed by the physician.

NOTE - Sample for specimen collections may vary based on the patient’s condition/cases according to the patient’s presentingcomplaints / signs or symptoms:

SPECIMENREQUIREMENT (Special or Rare Cases) - As instructed and guided by Physician / Clinician / Pathologist / as per Laboratory’s requirements, according to procedures and protocols.   

This Multi-Specialty Clinical Referral Laboratory “RTDIAGNOSTICS” provides precise and accurate tests with an extensive range of testing services to the medical centers to help in the diagnosis and identification of pathology in the test specimens for infectious diseases and also to evaluate the function of organ systems of the patient. It prevents further complications and helps to stabilize and restore health to near normalcy at the earliest without delay.