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Laboratory Medicine

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Plasma HIAA

Lithium Heparin

TestPlasma HIAA
Common AbbreviationsHIAA 5HIAA
Tube type Lithium Heparin
Clinical IndicationUsed in the investigation of carcinoid disease
Specimen TypeBlood
Sample typePlasma
Minimum Volume1mL
Special PrecautionsSerotonin containing foods should be avoided the day before collection (bananas, walnuts, pineapples, tomatoes, plums, avocado). Sample must be sent to the laboratory ASAP after collection. Samples received after 2 hours from collection are not suitable for analysis. Fasting sample required.
StabilityContact Referral Laboratory
Turnaround Time20 days
LaboratorySt James's University Hospital Beckett Street Leeds LS9 7TF 0113 206 5806
Reference IntervalContact Referral Laboratory
LimitationsContact Referral Laboratory
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