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  5-HIAA Specimen Type:
  also known as Serotonin Metabolite, 5-Hydroxyindoleacetic Acid

Urine


SCRAP

Specimen requirements: 24 hour Urine Container no Preservative
  or: 4 oz Urine Container
Reference ranges:
CATEGORY LOW   HIGH   UNITS   QUALITATIVE  
24-hour Urine 0 15 mg/d N/A
Random Urine 0 14 mg/g CRT N/A
Unit of measure: N/A
Ideal sample: Aliquot from 24 hr collection
Absolute minimum amount: 1.5 mL
Method of collection: N/A
Transportation: Refrigerate
Label instructions: N/A
Request test on form: "Write in" MULTI LABS [Chem/Hem/UA/Tox/BB/Rheum] ( 151-104 )
Order/entry screen(s): Chemistry Urine Browse Function
Stat frequency: N/A
Stat turn around time: N/A
Routine frequency: Daily
Must be in by: N/A
Routine turn around time: 3-5 days
For Hillcrest deliver to: SCRAP : Specimen Central Receiving and
  Processing, room 2-117
For Thornton deliver to: Chemistry : Processing Desk, 1st floor, Hospital,
  room 1-013
This test is sent to : ARUP - Associated Regional & University
Scheduling requirements : N/A
Method: High Performance Liquid Chromatography
Special Instructions: If possible, patients should abstain from OTC drugs and herbal supplements for 72 hours prior to collection.

Foods rich in serotonin (avocados, bananas, eggplant, pineapple, plums, tomatoes, walnuts) and medications that may affect metabolism of serotonin must be avoided at least 72 hours before and during collection of urine for HIAA.

  Results are available on a Chart Copy
  Results are Quantitative
CyberLAB abbreviation: 5HIAA
CyberLAB code: 8014
Lab Processing Instructions: Record total volume. Refrigerate after processing.