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Homovanillic Acid

Homovanillic Acid is a topic covered in the Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests.

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General

Synonym/Acronym:
HVA.

Common Use:
To assist in diagnosis of neuroblastoma, pheochromocytoma, and ganglioblastoma and to monitor therapy.

Specimen:
Urine from a timed specimen collected in a clean plastic collection container with 6N HCl as a preservative.

Normal Findings:
(Method: Chromatography)

AgeConventional UnitsSI Units
Homovanillic Acid(Conventional Units × 5.49)
 3–6 yr1.4–4.3 mg/24 hr8–24 micromol/24 hr
 7–10 yr2.1–4.7 mg/24 hr12–26 micromol/24 hr
 11–16 yr2.4–8.7 mg/24 hr13–48 micromol/24 hr
 Adult–older adult1.4–8.8 mg/24 hr8–48 micromol/24 hr
Vanillylmandelic Acid(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
 Adult–older adult1.4–6.5 mg/24 hr7–33 micromol/24 hr

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Citation

Bladh, Mickey Lynn., and Anne M. Van Leeuwen. "Homovanillic Acid." Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425182/all/Homovanillic_Acid.
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Homovanillic Acid. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425182/all/Homovanillic_Acid. Accessed March 22, 2019.
Bladh, M. L., & Van Leeuwen, A. M. (2017). Homovanillic Acid. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425182/all/Homovanillic_Acid
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Homovanillic Acid [Internet]. In: Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 March 22]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425182/all/Homovanillic_Acid.
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