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Vanillylmandelic Acid, Urine

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Common Use:
To assist in the diagnosis and follow up treatment of pheochromocytoma, neuroblastoma, and ganglioblastoma. This test can also be useful in evaluation and follow-up of hypertension.

Urine from a timed specimen collected in a clean plastic collection container with 6N hydrochloric acid as a preservative.

Normal Findings:
(Method: High-pressure liquid chromatography)

AgeConventional UnitsSI Units (Conventional Units × 5.05)
3–6 yr1–2.6 mg/24 hr5–13 micromol/24 hr
7–10 yr2–3.2 mg/24 hr10–16 micromol/24 hr
11–16 yr2.3–5.2 mg/24 hr12–26 micromol/24 hr
17–83 yr1.4–6.5 mg/24 hr7–33 micromol/24 hr

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