SEALS Test Manual

 

HMMA (URINE) (For children <18 years only)
VMA (URINE) |  VMA / CREATININE RATIO (URINE) |  VANILLYL MANDELIC ACID |  HYDROXYMETHOXY MANDELIC ACID |  VMA              
 
COLLECTION INFORMATION:  
Preferred Specimen Type Urine
Alternate Specimen
Collection Information Special diet required - contact CSR at STG and POW and MFL at SUTH.
This test is also part of CATECHOLAMINES (Urine).

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
 
LABORATORY INFORMATION ONLY:  
Specimen Code U
Test Abbreviation VMACR
Test Set C361
Laboratory Information Acidify to pH 2-4. Send 2mL aliquot to Clinical Chemistry at Randwick. Transport refrigerated.
Minimum Assay Volume - Not Collection Volume 5.00 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