Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Serotonin, Serum

Test Name: Serotonin, Serum
Alternate Name(s): 5-Hydroxytryptamine
5-HT
Laboratory: Endocrinology
Specimen Type: Adult:
6 mL Red top Vacutainer tube

Pediatric:
0-2 years: 0.5 mL Red or Gold top Microtainer
2-10 years: 3 mL Red top Vacutainer tube

Light Green (Li-Heparin) or Lavender (EDTA) top tubes are NOT acceptable

Gold top tubes are acceptable
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 is 100 uL.
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: 2020-05-25
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments:  
Special Processing:  
Comments:  
Method of Analysis: ELISA
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: Store and ship serum frozen.
System Codes: 
Cerner
SER
 
Referred To:  

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