Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Test Name: Sunquest Test Code Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

VMA, RANDOM URINE

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
VMARU      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: VMARU         Geisinger Epic ID: 47274

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Urine
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
10 mL random urine
Patient preparation:
It is preferable for the patient to be off medications for 3 days before specimen collection. However, common antihypertensives (diuretics, ACE inhibitors, calcium channel blockers, alpha and beta blockers) cause minimal or no interference. Patient should avoid alcohol, coffee, tea, tobacco (including use of nicotine patch), bananas, citrus fruits, and strenuous exercise before collection.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Lab personnel (to be determined per site) will test the pH of the urines and adjust to less than 3.0 using 6N HCl before Referred Testing ships the specimen. Urine without preservative is acceptable if pH is below 6 and the sample is shipped frozen. 
Transport temperature:
Room temperature.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 10 days. Refrigerated: 14 days. Frozen: 1 year.
Rejection criteria:
pH not adjusted.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
82570, 84585
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Methodology:
High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
Synonyms:
Vanillylmandelate

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Monday-Friday morning.    
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