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Laboratory Medicine

Test catalogue

5-Hydroxyindoleacetic acid, Random Urine (5-HIAA, Random Urine)

Test Name

5-Hydroxyindoleacetic acid, Random Urine (5-HIAA, Random Urine)

Urine sample Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = Sterile Container

Minimum Volume = 10 mL Urine

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Collect random urine Sample in a sterile container. Please provide age, gender and clinical history to facilitate interpretation of analytical findings and recommendation of further testing or consultation. Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label or requisition.

Special Instructions Separate from cells within 2 hours of collection. Store and send refrigerated

Rejection Criteria: Leaking specimen or pH > 5.0.

Stability: stable for 1 month refrigerated at 2-8°C and frozen for 90 days.

Transportation: Send sample to core lab as soon as possible.

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

7 days (Batched)

Test Utilization

Reference Value

< 5.0 umol/mmol creatinine

Test Code

UHIA

Methodology

LC-MS/MS

Testing Location

SMH-Biochemistry

Other Information

Last Updated: June 06, 2019