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5-Hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5-HIAA), Plasma
3000202
Ordering Recommendation

Diagnose carcinoid tumors and monitor disease. Acceptable alternative to 5-Hydroxyindoleacetic Acid (HIAA), Urine (0080420).

Mnemonic
5 HIAA PLA
Methodology
Quantitative Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS)
Performed
Varies
Reported
Within 1 month
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Fast overnight prior to collection. 
Collect
Z plasma preservative tube (ARUP supply #40874) available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. 
Specimen Preparation
Separate from cells within 10 minutes. Transfer 4 mL plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube and freeze immediately. (Min: 1 mL) 
Storage/Transport Temperature
CRITICAL FROZEN. Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Specimens not collected in a Z plasma preservative tube. Thawed specimens. 
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 6 months 
Reference Interval
Interpretive Data


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Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
30002075-Hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5-HIAA)
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Aliases
  • 5-OH-Indoleacetic Acid
  • Serotonin Metabolite

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