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

14-17 days

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
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

Thawed specimens.

Remarks
Stability

Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 6 months

Reference Interval
Interpretive Data



No compliance statements are in use for this test.

Note
Hotline History
N/A
Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
3000207 5-Hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5-HIAA)
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Aliases
  • 5-OH-Indoleacetic Acid
  • Serotonin Metabolite
5-Hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5-HIAA), Plasma

Interscience