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Laboratory Medicine

Test Directory / Urine catecholamines

Urine catecholamines

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TestUrine catecholamines
Common AbbreviationsUCAT VMA/ HVA
Tube typeurine catecholamine collection pack (available from specimen reception)
Clinical IndicationUsed in the investigation and monitoring of neuroblastoma
Specimen TypeUrine
Sample typeRandom Urine
Minimum Volume5mL
Special PrecautionsSample must be sent to the laboratory ASAP after collection (ideally within 10 minutes)
StabilityContact Referral Laboratory
Turnaround Time18 days
LaboratorySt James's University Hospital Beckett Street Leeds LS9 7TF 0113 392 3285
Reference IntervalContact Referral Laboratory
LimitationsContact Referral Laboratory
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