Test directory: Serotonin, Whole Blood

Ordering Code472
Test NameSerotonin, Whole Blood
Preferred SpecimenWhole Blood
Preferred ContainerSerotonin Kit (provided by Quest Diagnostics)
Optimum Volume4 mL
Collection InstructionsCall DLS Client Services to schedule collection and obtain
Serotonin kit. Proper specimen collection, storage and shipment are critical for Serotonin Whole Blood analysis
Strict adherence to the following specimen collection instructions wil ensure the most meaningful results
1. Draw blood into the EDTA 7.2-mg Vacutainer Tuber (from
Serotonin Kit)
2. After drawing the blood, mix well and immediately transfer all blood to the enclosed container, which contains 35 mg of Ascorbic Acid
3. Mix well and freeze immediately
4. Ship frozen
Expiration date for Ascorbic Acid container is the same as the EDTA tube provided in the kit. Patient should avoid food high in Idoles: avocado, banana, tomato, plum, walnut, pineapple, and eggplant. Patient should avoid tobacco, tea and coffee three days prior to specimen collection.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Frozen
Airline: Frozen
Specimen StabilityFrozen: 6 Weeks
Rejection CriteriaAmbient, Refrigerated, Thawed, EDTA without Ascorbic acid
Avail. StatNO
Analytic TimeUp to 5 Days
MethodologyHigh Performance Liquid Chromatography, Fluorescence
Reference Lab Quest Diagnostic Lab-NI

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