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Homovanillic Acid HVA 24-Hour Urine Test

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The Homovanillic Acid (HVA) 24-Hour Urine Test is a specialized diagnostic procedure available at DNA Labs UAE, designed to measure the levels of homovanillic acid in the urine over a 24-hour period. Homovanillic acid is a major metabolite of dopamine, a critical neurotransmitter in the brain involved in regulating mood, motivation, and pleasure, among other functions. The test is particularly useful in the medical field for the diagnosis and monitoring of various disorders, including neuroblastoma, a type of cancer that affects nerve tissue, and for assessing disorders related to dopamine metabolism.

Patients are required to collect all urine produced over a 24-hour period in a provided container, which is then analyzed by the laboratory. The test is priced at 940 AED and is conducted with precision and care at DNA Labs UAE, ensuring reliable and accurate results. This test is crucial for individuals who are showing symptoms or are at risk of conditions affecting dopamine levels, providing essential insights for appropriate medical intervention and management.

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HOMOVANILLIC ACID HVA 24 HOUR URINE Test

Test Name: HOMOVANILLIC ACID HVA 24 HOUR URINE Test

Components: Homovanillic Acid

Price: 940.0 AED

Sample Condition: 50 mL (10 mL min.) aliquot of 24-hour urine. Add 50% HCl drop by drop to bring the pH between 1-2. Do not use concentrated HCl. Ship refrigerated or frozen. Patient should strictly avoid L-Dopa at least 72 hours before and during collection.

Report Delivery: Sample Wed / Sat by 9 am; Report Fri / Tue

Method: HPLC-EC

Test Type: Cancer

Doctor: Oncologist

Test Department: HPLC

Pre Test Information: Patient should strictly avoid L-Dopa at least 72 hours before and during collection.

Test Details: The Homovanillic Acid (HVA) 24-hour urine test is a medical test used to measure the levels of homovanillic acid in a person’s urine over a 24-hour period. Homovanillic acid is a metabolite of the neurotransmitter dopamine and is produced when dopamine is broken down in the body. This test is often used in the diagnosis and monitoring of certain conditions related to dopamine metabolism, such as neuroblastoma (a type of cancer that typically affects children), pheochromocytoma (a rare tumor that develops in the adrenal glands), and certain types of dopamine-secreting tumors.

To perform the test, the patient is required to collect all urine produced over a 24-hour period in a special container provided by the healthcare provider. The container is typically kept in a cool place during the collection period to prevent the breakdown of homovanillic acid. Once the collection period is complete, the urine sample is sent to a laboratory for analysis. The laboratory measures the concentration of homovanillic acid in the urine and provides a report to the healthcare provider.

Abnormal levels of homovanillic acid in the urine can indicate an underlying condition. High levels may suggest the presence of a dopamine-secreting tumor or neuroblastoma, while low levels may indicate a deficiency in dopamine metabolism.

It is important to note that the HVA 24-hour urine test is just one component of a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation. Additional tests and clinical assessments may be necessary to confirm a diagnosis and guide treatment decisions. It is recommended to consult with a healthcare provider for further information and interpretation of test results.

Test Name HOMOVANILLIC ACID HVA 24 HOUR URINE Test
Components
Price 940.0 AED
Sample Condition 50 mL (10 mL min.) aliquot of 24-hour urine. Add 50% HCl drop by drop to bring the pH between 1\u0192??2. Do not use concentrated HCl. Ship refrigerated or frozen. Patient should strictly avoid L-Dopa at least 72 hours before and during collection.
Report Delivery Sample Wed / Sat by 9 am; Report Fri / Tue
Method HPLC-EC
Test type Cancer
Doctor Oncologist
Test Department: HPLC
Pre Test Information Patient should strictly avoid L-Dopa at least 72 hours before and during collection.
Test Details

The Homovanillic Acid (HVA) 24-hour urine test is a medical test used to measure the levels of homovanillic acid in a person’s urine over a 24-hour period. Homovanillic acid is a metabolite of the neurotransmitter dopamine and is produced when dopamine is broken down in the body.

This test is often used in the diagnosis and monitoring of certain conditions related to dopamine metabolism, such as neuroblastoma (a type of cancer that typically affects children), pheochromocytoma (a rare tumor that develops in the adrenal glands), and certain types of dopamine-secreting tumors.

To perform the test, the patient is required to collect all urine produced over a 24-hour period in a special container provided by the healthcare provider. The container is typically kept in a cool place during the collection period to prevent the breakdown of homovanillic acid.

Once the collection period is complete, the urine sample is sent to a laboratory for analysis. The laboratory measures the concentration of homovanillic acid in the urine and provides a report to the healthcare provider.

Abnormal levels of homovanillic acid in the urine can indicate an underlying condition. High levels may suggest the presence of a dopamine-secreting tumor or neuroblastoma, while low levels may indicate a deficiency in dopamine metabolism.

It is important to note that the HVA 24-hour urine test is just one component of a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation. Additional tests and clinical assessments may be necessary to confirm a diagnosis and guide treatment decisions. It is recommended to consult with a healthcare provider for further information and interpretation of test results.