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Homovanillic acid - urines

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Biomnis code

HVA

Synonyms

  • Homovanilate
  • HVA

Clinic significance

Main catabolite of dopamine. Increased excretion in the urine is usually associated with neuroblastoma.

Preanalytical

  • 20 mL
  • Acidified 24 hr urine (pH 2-3)
  • Refrigerated

Further information

  • Specify diuresis
  • DIET: within 48 hours prior to the assay, avoid consuming bananas, chocolate, dried fruit, citrus fruit, avocados, tomatoes, plums, kiwis, pineapples and molluscs

Methodology

LCMS/MS

Turn around Time

Maximum : 4 days


Pathologist(s) in charge
Biomnis Lyon
Specialty
Analytical Chemistry
Contact(s)
Dr Gilles PANTEIX
Dr Estelle BUGNI
Phone(s)
+334 72 80 10 41
+334 72 80 23 47

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