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Test Code SERBL Serotonin, Blood

Specimen Required

4 mL whole blood (See Instructions)

Specimen Minimum Volume

1.0 mL

Specimen Stability

Room temperature: Unacceptable Refrigerated: Unacceptable Frozen: 42 days

Rejection Due To

Received room temperature – Received refrigerated

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Setup:  Mon – Fri a.m.

Method Name

High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) – Fluorescence Detection

Collection Container / Tube

Preferred:
Other Acceptable Container:

Transport / Storage Conditions

Frozen

Special Instructions

Patient should avoid food high in indoles such as avocado, banana, tomato, plum, walnut, pineapple and eggplant.  Patient should also avoid tobacco, tea and coffee three days prior to specimen collection.

Instructions
Serotonin kit (provided by Quest Diagnostics Chantilly):  Draw one 4 mL (lavender-top) tube, and transfer immediately to a plastic bottle containing 35 mg Ascorbic Acid. Mix well, freeze at -20 C or colder, and send frozen samples on dry ice.

Reference Values

56 – 244 ng/mL

CPT Codes

84260

Analytic Time

Report Available – 2 Days

Message

Patient should avoid food high in indoles such as avocado, banana, tomato, plum, walnut, pineapple and eggplant.  Patient should also avoid tobacco, tea and coffee three days prior to specimen collection.

Instructions
Serotonin kit (provided by Quest Diagnostics Chantilly):  Draw one 4 mL (lavender-top) tube, and transfer immediately to a plastic bottle containing 35 mg Ascorbic Acid. Mix well, freeze at -20 C or colder, and send frozen samples on dry ice.