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Test Identifier Information

 
Registration CodeHIAA
Method

LC-MSMS

Diagnostic Use / Indications

Screening or monitoring of carcinoid Syndrome

External Price$85.06(Exclusive of GST)
  

Specimen Collection

 
Pre-Testing Requirements

 

5-Hydroxyindoleacetic Acid (5-HIAA) 24 hour urine collection
Patient Preparation
 
Some medications and foods (see below) could interfere with test results.
For 48 hours before patients start their urine collection and during the 24 hours they collect urine limit the following to one serving per day:
Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts (other than the list below)
During the same period, avoid completely: avocados, dates, eggplant, bananas, cantaloupe, grapefruit, kiwifruit, melons, pineapple, plantains, plums, hickory nuts, butternuts, pecans, walnuts, tomatoes and tomato products.
Caffeinated beverages such as tea and coffee or caffeinated foods should also be avoided for 48 hours before and during specimen collection.
 
If clinically feasible and after consultation with your doctor, discontinue the following medications at least 48 hours before specimen collection:
Acetaminophen (paracetamol)
Aspirin
Antihistamines
Cough syrups
Cold and flu medications
Levodopa
Methyldopa
Phenothiazines

A printable PDF version of the HIAA Patient Preparation Guide can be found here 

Specimen Collection Protocols

24 hour urine collection is the preferred sample type.

 Random samples will be analysed but no reference interval is available

Patient Specimen24 hr Urine in a plastic container,
Sample Delivery to LabAmbient
Aliquot Transport to CHLRefridgerated
  

CHLabs Laboratory

 
DepartmentBiochemistry - Specialist
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Contact Phone Number03 364 0332
Test AvailabilityBatched one run per week
Turnaround Time2 weeks
Delphic Number Test Number3479

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