Specimen: 50 mL (10 mL min.) aliquot of random urine. Add 50% HCl drop by drop to bring the pH between 1–2. Do not use concentrated HCl. Ship refrigerated or frozen. Patient should strictly avoid L-Dopa at least 72 hours before and during collection.

Stability (Room): 8 hrs

Stability (Refrigerated): 7 days

Stability (Frozen): 30 days

Method: HPLC-EC

Comment: Initial testing for pheochromocytoma should always include measurement of plasma free metanephrines or urinary fractionated metanephrines or both. Recommended method to measure is LC-MS/MS OR HPLC-EC Also see NEURONE SPECIFIC ENOLASE and VMA.

Price: Contact Medilab

Turnaround time (TAT): 10 – 15 days

Usage: HVA and other catecholamine metabolites are elevated in patients with Neuroblastoma, Pheochromocytoma and other Neural crest tumors. This assay is useful for screening of catecholamine secreting tumors, monitoring Neuroblastoma treatment and evaluating patients with possible inborn errors of catecholamine metabolism.

Specialty: Oncologist

Disease: Cancer


Courier Charges:

Home Collection: Available

Department: HPLC

Pre-test Information: Strictly avoid L-Dopa at least 72 hours before and during collection.

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