Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Name
VMA

Synonyms
Vanilmandellic Acid

CMH Lab Section
Toxicology/TDM

Specimen Requirements
1 ml of random urine

Availability
Routine

Turn Around Time
2 days

Special Instructions
Performed as a panel with HVA

Methodology
Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectroscopy (GC/MS)

Ranges
Age dependent: Normal (mg/g creatinine) 0-6 mos = <18.8 6-12 mos = 18.8 1-4 yrs = <11.0 5-9 yrs = <8.3 10-19 yrs = <8.2 >19 yrs = <6.0 Normal (mg/24 hr.) 0-6 mos = <2.3 6-12 mos = <2.3 1-4 yrs = <3.0 5-9 yrs = <3.5 10-19 yrs = <6.0 >19 yrs = <6.8

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