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SEROTONIN, WHOLE BLOOD

Test Number:
  • 0080395
Test Alias:
Preferred Specimen:
  • WHOLE BLOOD
Container Type:
  • SEROTONIN KIT
Alternative Specimen:
Volume:
  • 4 ML
Collection Instructions:
  • PATIENT PREPARATION: 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. COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS: Proper specimen collection, storage and shipment are critical for serotonin whole blood analysis. Strict adherence to the following specimen collection instructions will ensure the most meaningful results:1. Draw 4 mL blood in an EDTA 7.2 mg Vacutainer® tube. 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.
Transport Temperature:
  • FROZEN
Specimen Stability:
  • Room temperature: Frozen only
  • Refrigerated: Frozen only
  • Frozen: 6 weeks
Methodology:
  • High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) • Fluorescence Detection
CPT Code:
  • 84260
Reject Criteria:
  • Received room temperature • Received refrigerated • Whole blood collected in a (lavender-top) EDTA tube without ascorbic acid
Reference Range:
  • 56-244 ng/mL
Report Available:
  • 7 DAYS

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