Analysis of the catecholamine dopamine and catecholamine metabolites HVA and HMMA for the investigation into and monitoring of neuroblastoma.
|Tube||25 mL universal containing 1mL 4M HCl|
|Turn Around||18 days|
|Send to||Specialist Laboratory Medicine
St James hospital
|Collection Con||Minimum volume: 5.0 mL
Instructions for lab: Send to Block 46. If storage required (overnight or over the weekend) store refrigerated at 2-8ºC.
Do NOT reject 24 hour urine samples, send an aliquot in a universal to Block 46 (aliquot treated as a random urine).
Please discuss with Biochemical Genetics lab prior to rejecting any samples.
|Sample REQ||Acidified urine. The patient can eat normally during the collection period but must not be on any drug therapy. If they are, the prescribed drugs must be recorded on the request form.|
|Ref. Range Notes||Age related reference range supplied on the report as appropriate. Contact Biochemical Genetics laboratory for further advice if required.
|Telepath||Urine HVA & HMMA: HVAU1J, Urine dopamine: DOPU1J|
|ICE Codes||Urine HVA, HMMA & dopamine: LHVAU|