Homovanillate (HVA) - urine
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Random urine collection.
HPLC (creatinine is assayed also, and the result expressed as a ratio, HVA/creatinine).
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Depends on age - consult pathologist.
Diagnosis and monitoring of neuroblastoma and ganglioneuroma.
Levels are increased in most but not all of these tumours.
O’Meara AO et al. Acta Paediatr 1994; 83: 88-92.
Goldstein DS et al. J Pharmacol Exp Ther 2003; 305(3): 800-811.