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Test Compendium


Test Code

  • 6099

Test Synonym

  • Vanillymandelic Acid (VMA), Urine, 24 Hr

Minimum Volume

  • 1 mL

Specimen Requirements

  • Urine


  • 24 Hour Urine Container, Container- Urine


  • Ambient

Turn Around Time

  • 4 days

CPT Codes

  • 84585
    *The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are provided for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the responsibility of the billing entity. Please direct any questions regarding the CPT coding to the payer being billed.

Special Instructions

  • Record total 24-hour urine volume on the request form.

Additional Information

  • Instruct the patient to void at 8 AM and discard the specimen. Then collect all urine including the final specimen voided at the end of the 24-hour collection period (ie, 8 AM the next morning). Measure and record total urine volume. Mix well; send aliquot. Label container with patient's name, date and time collection started, and date and time collection completed.

Specimen Stability

  • AMBIENT: 7 days REFRIGERATED: 14 days FROZEN: 14 days