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Serotonin

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This test has limited clinical utility. Suggest urine 5-HIAA or Chromogranin A for the  investigation of carcinoid syndrome.

Laboratory:
Referred Test
Test Code:
SEROT
Specimen types:
Serum
Container types:
Serum tube with gelSerum tube with gel
Collection Instructions:

Also can be done on 24 Hrs urine collection (Acidified collection pH <4).

Special dietry reqirment: avoid the following foods for 1 day prior to and during collection:  

Fruits: Bananas, Pineapple, Grapes,Figs, Kiwifruit, Plums

Vegetables: Tomatoes, Avocadoes, Eggplant

Nuts: All especially walnuts

Other: Chocolate

Frequency:
As required
Result Turnaround Time:
4-6 weeks
Laboratory Use Only
Storage Instructions:

Spin, separate serum and freeze.

Transport frozen.

External Laboratory:
Sydpath Pathology, St Vincent's Hospital NSW
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