VMA (Vanillyl Mandelic Acid) - 24hr Urine tumors that secrete catecholamines. Primarily used in diagnosing conditions like Pheochromocytoma
This Test Includes
24 Hours Urine volume
24 Hrs Urine Vanillyl Mandelic Acid (VMA)
Total parameters available: 1
Soft Copy (Portal/Email) : If the sample is collected before 12 noon then the report will get delivered as per Reporting Time / Maximum TAT (Turn Around Time) indicated with the test. For samples collected after 12 Noon, 12 hours may be added to the Report Turn Around TimeHard Copy : Delivered at home upon request. A small convenience fee may apply.
Why it is Done
Vanillylmandelic acid (VMA) is one of the breakdown products (metabolites) of epinephrine (adrenaline) and norepinephrine. Epinephrine and norepinephrine belong to a group of similar hormones called catecholamines. This test measures the amount of VMA that is passed into the urine, typically over a 24-hour period, to detect excess epinephrine and norepinephrine. It is used to detect tumors called neuroblastomas and other neuroendocrine tumors.
What is this test
Vanillyl Mandelic Acid help diagnose or rule out a neuroblastoma or other neuroendocrine tumor; to monitor the effectiveness of treatment.