Pathology Handbook

 New search
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z # ALL

PLEASE NOTE: Recent changes have been made to this Test


 Recent changes for 5HIAA; Urine

Recent changes for 5HIAA; Urine
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
11th March 2020
Collection & Request Instructions

Role in the diagnosis of Carcinoid Syndrome

Clinical Staff should ensure that patients have an appropriate diet during the urine collection; no phenothiazines or serotonin-containing foods should be consumed.( eg bananas, pineapples, red plums, walnuts, avocadoes, eggplant or tomatoes).

Role in the diagnosis of Carcinoid Syndrome

Clinical Staff should ensure that patients have an appropriate diet during the urine collection; no phenothiazines or serotonin-containing foods should be consumed.( eg bananas, pineapples, red plums, walnuts, avocadoes, eggplant or tomatoes).

5HIAA; Urine

Alternative Names:Hydroxyindoleacetic Acid 5; Urine
HIAA
Laboratory:Clinical Biochemistry
Test Code:U5HIAAT
Specimen Types:Urine 24 hour
Container Types:
Urine Bottle ACID
Collection & Request Instructions:Dietary restriction or special diet.

Role in the diagnosis of Carcinoid Syndrome

Clinical Staff should ensure that patients have an appropriate diet during the urine collection; no phenothiazines or serotonin-containing foods should be consumed.( eg bananas, pineapples, red plums, walnuts, avocadoes, eggplant or tomatoes).

Transport Instructions between Sites and/or Laboratories:Room Temperature
Assay Frequency:Weekly
External Laboratory:St Vincent's Pathology