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Urine 5HIAA

Acidified 24 Hour Urine Container

TestUrine 5HIAA
Common AbbreviationsUHIAA
Tube typeAcidified 24 Hour Urine Container
Clinical IndicationTo help diagnose and monitor treatment for a serotonin-secreting carcinoid tumour.
Specimen TypeUrine
Sample typeAcidified 24 Hour Urine
Minimum Volume8mL
Special PrecautionsSerotonin containing foods should be avoided for 48 hours before and during the collection (bananas, walnuts, pineapples, tomatoes, aubergines, plums, avocado). Cough mixtures and painkillers, especially those containing paracetamol, should also be avoided.
StabilityContact Referral Laboratory
Turnaround Time14 days
LaboratoryHull Royal Infirmary Anlaby Road Hull HU3 2JZ 01482 607753
Reference IntervalContact Referral Laboratory
LimitationsContact Referral Laboratory
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