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Test Identifier Information

 
Registration CodeCATU
Method

Solvent extraction, reacted with colour reagent

Diagnostic Use / Indications

Only performed on Children < 15 years old

External Price$43.58(Exclusive of GST)
  

Specimen Collection

 
Pre-Testing Requirements

 

Avoid vanilla containing foods for 3 days

Patient SpecimenChildren random or 6 hr urine
Paediatric Specimen5 mL urine
Sample Delivery to LabAmbient
  

Instructions for Referral to CHLabs

 
Aliquot Instructions5 mL urine (laboratory to pH 1.5 - 3.5 on receipt) Fridge Notify Specilist Lab on receipt, if marked urgent
Aliquot Transport to CHLAmbient
  

CHLabs Laboratory

 
DepartmentBiochemistry - Lipids, Trace Metals
Contact Details Email Email
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Contact Phone Number03 364 0332
Test AvailabilityBatched weekly - urgent testing by arrangement
Turnaround Time1 - 10 days
Interpretation

  

AgeVMA (umol/mol crn)
<3 months3000 - 21000
3 months- 1 year5000 - 25000
1 year - 2 years4000 - 13000
2 years - 5 years2000 - 13000
5 years - 10 years3000 - 11000
< 15 years2000 - 6000

 

Additional Information

VMA is assayed on samples only from children, when a diagnosis of pheochromocytoma and neuroblastoma is suspected.

Delphic Number Test Number3464

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