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VMA, 24 HOUR URINE WITHOUT CREATININE

Test Name  VMA, 24 HOUR URINE WITHOUT CREATININE 
Mnemonic  VMA 
Lab Order Code   
CPT   84585 
Department  Send-Out 
Container  24-HOUR URINE CONTAINER 
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Handling  PATIENT PREPARATION: IT IS PREFERABLE FOR THE PATIENT TO BE OFF MEDICATIONS FOR THREE DAYS PRIOR TO COLLECTION. HOWEVER, COMMON ANTIHYPERTENSIVES (DIURETICS, ACE INHIBITORS, CALCIUM CHANNEL BLOCKERS, ALPHA AND BETA BLOCKERS) CAUSE MINIMAL OR NO INTERFERENCE. PATIENT SHOULD AVOID ALCOHOL, COFFEE, TEA, TOBACCO (INCLUDING USE OF NICOTINE PATCH), BANANAS, CITRUS FRUITS AND STRENUOUS EXERCISE PRIOR TO COLLECTION. 10 ML URINE: PH ADJUSTED TO <3.0 USING 6N HCL URINE WITHOUT PRESERVATIVE IS ACCEPTABLE IF PH IS BELOW 6 AND THE SAMPLE IS SHIPPED FROZEN., 5 ML, ROOM TEMPERATURE 
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Reject Criteria   
Component  VMA 24-HOUR URINE 
Methodology  HIGH PERFORMANCE LIQUID CHROMATOGRAPHY (HPLC), ELECTROCHEMICAL DETECTION 
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Required Information  INCLUDE TOTAL VOLUME 
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Note  Set-Up: MON-SAT 
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Referred Lab  Quest 
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