SEROTONIN (5 - HT), SERUM

Serotonin concentrations are increased in patients with Carcinoid syndrome. Carcinoid tumors are associated with Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia (MEN) types I & II. These tumors are associated with flushing, diarrhoea, pain and other symptoms.

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  • Pre-test Information:
    Avoid food rich in indoles like avocado, banana, tomato, plum, walnut, pineapple, egg plant (brinjal) and also avoid tobacco, tea and coffee 3 days prior to specimen collection.
  • Report Delivery:
    Sample by 7th of the month; Report after 2–3 weeks
  • Components:
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