Reagents, Clinical Chemistry, Catecholamine Metabolite, Vanillylmandelic Acid
Definition : Clinical chemistry reagents intended to perform qualitative and/or quantitative analyses on a body fluid sample (typically urine) to determine vanillylmandelic acid, a catecholamine metabolite derived from the hormone epinephrine and/or norepinephrine. Increased levels of urinary vanillylmandelic acid is found in patients with catecholamine-secreting tumors. Determination of vanillylmandelic acid is frequently performed using high-pressure liquid chromatography techniques.
Entry Terms : "VMA (Vanillylmandelic Acid) Determination Reagents" , "Vanillylmandelic Acid (VMA) Determination Reagents" , "Catecholamine Metabolite Determination Reagents, Vanillylmandelic Acid"
UMDC code : 20003