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Vanillylmandelic Acid (VMA) Urine Test

Vanillylmandelic Acid (VMA)

Screening children for catecholamine-secreting tumors with a 24-hour urine collection when requesting testing for only vanillylmandelic acid. Supporting a diagnosis of neuroblastoma Monitoring patients with a treated neuroblastoma Clinical Information  Vanillylmandelic acid (VMA) and other catecholamine metabolites (homovanillic acid [HVA] and dopamine) are typically elevated in patients with catecholamine-secreting tumors (eg, neuroblastoma, pheochromocytoma, and other neural crest tumors). VMA and HVA levels may also be useful in monitoring patients who have been treated as a […]

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