Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Serotonin

Test Name: Serotonin
Alternate Name(s): 5-Hydroxytryptamine
5-HT
Laboratory: Endocrinology
Specimen Type: Pre-chilled 6 mL Red or Gold top Vacutainer tube
Collection Information: For 48 hours prior to collection, diet should be free of avocado, banana, coffee, tomato, plum, eggplant, hickory nut, walnut, pineapple and mollusks. A diet low in tryptophan is required.
Patients should also abstain from aspirin, corticotrophins, MAO inhibitors, phenacetin, catecholamines, reserpine and nicotine.
Minimum serum volume required : 100 uL
Freeze serum immediately after centrifugation.
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Monday - Friday
0800-1600
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
20 days
Stat
 
 
Reference Range: 170-1134 nmol/L
Effective Date: 2009-02-12
Revised Date: 2015-01-09
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments:  
Special Processing:  
Comments:  
Method of Analysis: IBL-Euroimmun Analyzer I-ELISA
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: Store and send frozen.
System Codes: 
Cerner
SER
 
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