SEALS Test Manual

 

HVA (TIMED URINE) (For children <18 years only)
HOMOVANILIC ACID (TIMED URINE)                  
 
COLLECTION INFORMATION:  
Preferred Specimen Type Timed Urine (P2 - with Hydrochloric Acid)
Alternate Specimen
Collection Information 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 UT
Test Abbreviation HVAUT
Test Set C242
Laboratory Information Acidify to pH 2-4. Send 2mL aliquot to Clinical Chemistry at Randwick. Transport refrigerated.
Minimum Assay Volume - Not Collection Volume 4.00 mL
Department Chemistry
Storage Refrigerate
Site Randwick
Randwick Label R615UTR
Kogarah Label R615UTR
Sutherland Label R615UTR
Sydney Label R615UTR
SEALS South Label R615UTR
Update On 21/02/2020