Sample type: Urine - Random
Test name: HVA a.k.a. Homovanillic Acid
Condition / Indication: Neuroblastoma
Special precautions & notes: Used for investigation of neuroblastoma in children <16y, See also VMA and Catecholamines.
Reference range: Rarely indicated test. Reference range quoted on report provided by referral laboratory.
Container: Urine plain 5ml (Beige top)
Alternative container: Universal (white top)
Ideal volume (mL): 5 mL
Referred outside NBT for analysis? Yes
Discipline: Clinical Biochemistry
Turnaround time: 7 days
Referral location: Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Level 8, Bristol Royal Infirmary, Marlborough Street, Bristol, BS2 8HW