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What are the tests for neuroblastoma?

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Dr. Susumu Inoue
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Urine VMA/HVA

In about 90 % of children with neuroblastoma, the chemicals called vma and/or hva in urine are increased.
Thus this can be used as a screening if one suspects neuroblastoma. But it does not detect 100 % of patients, thus normal urine vma/hva does not exclude the diagnosis of neuroblastoma. This is particularly true in newborn infants with neurobllastoma or children with neuroblastoma in the chest.

In brief: Urine VMA/HVA

In about 90 % of children with neuroblastoma, the chemicals called vma and/or hva in urine are increased.
Thus this can be used as a screening if one suspects neuroblastoma. But it does not detect 100 % of patients, thus normal urine vma/hva does not exclude the diagnosis of neuroblastoma. This is particularly true in newborn infants with neurobllastoma or children with neuroblastoma in the chest.
Dr. Susumu Inoue
Dr. Susumu Inoue
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
3 doctors agree

In brief: Several

Tests include blood tests and ct scan of abdomen and possibly chest.

In brief: Several

Tests include blood tests and ct scan of abdomen and possibly chest.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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Dr. James Ball
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Many

If there is suspicion of the disease, there are urine test and imaging that can be done.
The object of these tests is to find a concerning mass. Once a mass is identified, it must be biopsied or removed. The ultimate diagnosis is made by a series of histological tests on the mass run by a pathologist. Once nb is diagnosed, it will be staged with additional studies.

In brief: Many

If there is suspicion of the disease, there are urine test and imaging that can be done.
The object of these tests is to find a concerning mass. Once a mass is identified, it must be biopsied or removed. The ultimate diagnosis is made by a series of histological tests on the mass run by a pathologist. Once nb is diagnosed, it will be staged with additional studies.
Dr. James Ball
Dr. James Ball
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