Sample type: Urine - 24 hour
Test name: 5-HIAA a.k.a. 5-Hydroxy indole acetic acid, 5HIAA flushing
Condition / Indication: Carcinoid
Special precautions & notes: Please avoid foodstuffs rich in serotonin 48 hrs prior to collection (i.e. walnuts, bananas, kiwi fruit, avocado, pineapple, tomato and plum), See details in document below.
Reference range: <4 mmol/mol creatinine.
Container: 24 hour (Acetic acid - Brown container) ONLY suitable for 5HIAA analysis.
Ideal volume (mL): n/a
Referred outside NBT for analysis? Yes
Discipline: Clinical Biochemistry
Turnaround time: 7 days
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Referral location: Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Level 8, Bristol Royal Infirmary, Marlborough Street, Bristol, BS2 8HW