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ID:1001 Catecholamines (neuroblastoma)
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DescriptionAnalysis of the catecholamine dopamine and catecholamine metabolites HVA and HMMA.
IndicationInvestigation into and monitoring of neuroblastoma
Additional InfoDuring collection patient must not be on any drug therapy. If they are the prescibed drugs must be recorded on the request form. The patient can eat normally during the collection period.
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna
InterpretationAlthough clearly elevated results are consistent with diagnosis of neuroblastoma, borderline or normal results do not exclude the diagnosis.

DepartmentSpecialist Laboratory Medicine
SampleUrine
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Collection ConditionsUrine must be collected into a 25 mL universal containing 1mL 4M HCl.
Min. Vol5.0 mL
Freq.

Ref. Range (Male) See note
Ref. Range (Female)
Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range NotesSeparate age related reference ranges are quoted for each analyte.
Units - Not Defined -
IP Acute TAT- Not Defined -
IP Routine TAT18 days
GP Acute TAT- Not Defined -
GP Routine TAT18 days
Turnround CommentNA

Originally edited by : Robert Barski. Review due on 03/05/2020 10:50:45. Published By RB on 03/05/2019 10:50:45.