Test directory: Serotonin, Serum

Ordering Code4378
Test NameSerotonin, Serum
Preferred SpecimenSerum
Preferred ContainerPlain (Red)
Other Specimen/ContainerSerum in SST (Gold)
Optimum Volume2 mL
Collection InstructionsPatient to avoid tobacco, tea and coffee three days prior to specimen collection. Patient should avoid food high in indoles: avocado, banana, tomato, plum, walnut, pineapple and eggplant.
Handling InstructionsSeparate and freeze immediately.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Frozen
Airline: Frozen
Specimen StabilityAmbient: Not Stable
Refrigerated: Not Stable
Frozen: 6 Weeks
Rejection CriteriaThawed, Received room temp or refrigerated
Avail. StatNO
Analytic TimeUp to 7 Days
MethodologyHPLC, Fluorescence Detection
Reference Lab Quest Diagnostic Lab-NI

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
Serotonin, SerumALLSee report.