Vanillylmandelic Acid, Quantitative, Urine

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: U/VMA
POE DESCRIPTION: URT VANILLYMANDEIC ACID; URT VMA; U/VMA
CPT CODE:

84585-90

TURNAROUND TIME: 5-7 working days
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:

If possible, patients should discontinue all drugs at least one week prior to collection.  Medications that can interfere with the assay include: L-DOPA, Phenothiazines, Catecholamine-containing drugs, diuretics and vasodilators.  The effect of drugs on Vanillylmandelic Acid result may not be predictable.

CONTAINER TYPE:

24-hour urine bottle - Chemistry bottle #1.  Keep refrigerated.

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS: 24-hour urine
MINIMUM VOLUME: Submit entire urine collection to the laboratory.
HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS:

Refrigerate during and after collection.

REFERENCE RANGE: See Specialty Labs  - Search Test Code 3318U

TEST SYNONYM(S):VMA, 24 hr. Urine; Urine VMA