L-DOPA therapy interferes with urine catecholamine analysis in children with suspected neuroblastoma: a case series.

@article{Kelly2017LDOPATI,
  title={L-DOPA therapy interferes with urine catecholamine analysis in children with suspected neuroblastoma: a case series.},
  author={Alison U Kelly and Rajeev Srivastava and Ellie Dow and D. Fraser Davidson},
  journal={Annals of clinical biochemistry},
  year={2017},
  volume={54 5},
  pages={616-621}
}
Neuroblastoma is the most common solid extracranial malignancy diagnosed in childhood. Clinical presentation is variable, and metastatic disease is common at diagnosis. Analyses of urinary catecholamines and their metabolites are commonly requested as a first-line investigation when clinical suspicion exists. Levodopa (L-Dopa) therapy is utilized as a… CONTINUE READING