SEALS Test Manual


CATECHOLAMINES (URINE) (For children <18 years only)
Preferred Specimen Type Urine
Alternate Specimen
Collection Information Special diet required - contact CSR at STG on 9113 3319 and POW and MFL at SUTH.
Includes VMA/Creatinine, HVA/Creatinine, Dopamine/Creatinine.

HVA and VMA are markers of neuroblastoma, which is exclusively a disease of childhood. As such, there is no clinical utility to measuring these analytes in adults. Please request plasma metanephrines for exclusion of phaeochromocytoma in adult patients
Specimen Code U
Test Abbreviation CATC
Test Set C
Laboratory Information Acidify to pH 2-4. Send 2mL aliquot to Clinical Chemistry at Randwick. Transport refrigerated.
Minimum Assay Volume - Not Collection Volume 5.0 mL
Department Chemistry
Storage Refrigerate
Site Randwick
Randwick Label R615UF
Kogarah Label R615UF
Sutherland Label R615UF
Sydney Label R615UF
SEALS South Label R615UF*
Update On 21/02/2020