SEALS Test Manual


HVA/CREATININE (URINE) (For children <18 years only)
HOMOVANILIC ACID (URINE)                  
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
Specimen Code U
Test Abbreviation HVACR
Test Set C243
Laboratory Information
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