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Seasonal variations in plasma free metanephrine concentrations are not evident in the West of Ireland

Tomás Patrick Griffin, Ruth Casey, Deirdre Wall, Marcia Bell and Paula Mary O’Shea

Corresponding author: Paula Mary O’Shea, Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Galway University Hospitals, Galway, Ireland, Phone: +353-91-544000, E-mail:

Acknowledgments:

We wish to express our gratitude to the study participants, scientific, nursing, and medical staff at the Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, and the Department of Clinical Biochemistry at Galway University Hospitals and Saolta Hospital Group, and to Dr. Chris Boot and the scientific staff of the Department of Blood Sciences, Freeman Hospital, UK.

  1. Author contributions: All the authors have accepted responsibility for the entire content of this submitted manuscript and approved submission.

  2. Research funding: TPG is supported by the Hardiman Scholarship from the National University of Ireland, Galway.

  3. Employment or leadership: None declared.

  4. Honorarium: None declared.

  5. Competing interests: The funding organization(s) played no role in the study design; in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; or in the decision to submit the report for publication.

  6. Ethical approval: The Research Ethics Committee at Galway University Hospitals (GUH) granted ethical approval for this study. The study was conducted in accord with the ethical principles outlined in the Declaration of Helsinki.

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Received: 2015-12-30
Accepted: 2016-1-29
Published Online: 2016-3-11
Published in Print: 2016-10-1

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