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Serotonin, Serum

Components

Name Method Department Units
Serotonin Quantitative High Performance Liquid Chromatography
Send Out ng/mL

Specimen Requirements

Serum Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

3.5 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Red Tube (no anticoagulant) with Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Stability

Frozen - 1 month(s)
Refrigerated - 24 hour(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Centrifuge within 1 hour, separate supernatant and freeze

Reasons for Rejection

  • Wrong collection tube
  • Not received at proper temperature
  • Non frozen specimen

Comments

Abstain from medications for 72 hours prior to collection. Only serum is acceptable for this test.

CPT Code

  • 84260