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  Vanillylmandelic Acid Specimen Type:
  also known as VMA

Urine


SCRAP

Specimen requirements: 24 hour Urine Container no Preservative
  or: 4 oz Urine Container
Reference ranges: See Report
Unit of measure: N/A
Ideal sample: N/A
Absolute minimum amount: N/A
Method of collection: 24 hour or random urine collection
Transportation: N/A
Label instructions: N/A
Request test on form: "Write in" MULTI LABS [Chem/Hem/UA/Tox/BB/Rheum] ( 151-104 )
Order/entry screen(s): Chemistry Urine Browse Function
Stat frequency: N/A
Stat turn around time: N/A
Routine frequency: Daily
Must be in by: N/A
Routine turn around time: 3-5 Days
For Hillcrest deliver to: SCRAP : Specimen Central Receiving and
  Processing, room 2-117
For Thornton deliver to: Chemistry : Processing Desk, 1st floor, Hospital,
  room 1-013
This test is sent to : ARUP - Associated Regional & University
Scheduling requirements : N/A
Method: High Performance Liquid Chromatography
Special Instructions: Obtain a 24-hour urine collection container from the SCRAP lab. The following foods or drugs will adversely affect test results: anileridine, aspirin, dopa, morphine, bananas, chocolate, coffee, cola drinks, tea and vanilla extracts. Patients submitting specimens should not be allowed any of these foods or drugs for 72 hours prior to that time or during the time of specimen collection. Correct method for collecting 24-hour urine specimens. A. Discard first morning specimen. B. Save all urine voided up to and including the first morning specimen at the end of the 24 hours. Send to the laboratory. C. All 24 hour urine specimens should be refrigerated or kept on ice. D. Collection dates and times are to be included on the chemistry test request. Random collection is acceptable for this test.
  Results are available on a Chart Copy
  Results are Quantitative
CyberLAB abbreviation: VMA
CyberLAB code: 9198
Lab Processing Instructions: Freeze specimen after processing.