Pheochromocytomas are paragangliomas of the adrenal medulla that generally secrete catecholamines (epinephrine, norepinephrine). They are often associated with certain hereditary syndromes, and all patients diagnosed with a pheochromocytoma should be referred for genetic testing. An initial genetic workup begins with a clinical evaluation or directed testing if a known familial variant exists.
See ARUP Lab Tests below.
ARUP Lab Tests
Hereditary Paraganglioma-Pheochromocytoma Expanded Panel, Sequencing and Deletion/Duplication 3005912
Massively Parallel Sequencing/Multiplex Ligation-dependent Probe Amplification
Massively Parallel Sequencing/Sequencing/Multiplex Ligation-dependent Probe Amplification