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Vanillylmandelic acid (VMA), timed urine

Lab Section:  Sendout Reference  
Lab Location:  Sendout
Reference Lab: ARUP 
Test ID: LAB2355 
Methodology: Quantitative High Performance Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry
Schedule: Daily
Reported: 7 days
Specimen Requirements:  Collection: 4.0 mL Urine in a 24 Hr Urine Container.
Pediatric volume: 1 mL.
24-hour or random urine. Refrigerate 24-hour specimens during collection. Record total volume and collection time interval on transport tube and test request form.
Transport: Refrigerated.
Handling: Abstain from medications for 72 hours prior to collection..
Unacceptable conditions: Specimen types other than urine.
Stability: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 2 weeks
Reference Interval:  See patient report or consult reference laboratory website.
CPT Code(s): 84585
Last Changed: 12/16/2016 13:34:56
Last Reviewed: 12/27/2016 03:04:14