VMA (3-Methoxy-4-Hydroxymandelic Acid) -
urine
REQUESTING AND COLLECTING

Ordering:
Please list medications on request form, especially antihypertensives

and antidepressants.

Collection:
24 hour urine collection. Indicate start and finish times on collection

bottle.
Container(s):
24 hr urine container with acid (available from SydPath)

GENERAL INFORMATION

Test use:
A supplementary test for phaeochromocytoma. Urine catecholamines is

the preferred test.

Availability:
Test performed weekly (Wed/Thurs).

Reference Intervals:
0 - 40 umol/d

Laboratory:
General Biochemistry (8382-9188)

Patient Results:
(02) 8382-9100
Synonyms:
HMMA - urine

Hydroxy-methoxy-mandelic acid (HMMA) - urine

Urine HMMA

Urine VMA

VMA
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INSTRUCTIONS FOR REFERRING LABORATORIES
Handling & Transport:
Record urine volume, mix thoroughly, send 50 mL aliquot at 4°C
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INSTRUCTIONS FOR HANDLING AT SYDPATH
SydPath Handling:
Treat as for urine catecholamines (24U CAT)

Consists of urine cats grp + VMA

Data Entry Code:
2VM+2CT

SydPath Division:
Chemical Pathology

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Date/Time published: 30/03/2020 17:35:51
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