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5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid, urine 24h

Fee code: 50457

Method description

Molecular absorption spectrometry

Delivery time

5 days

Note to delivery time

Requisites

Urine pH <6, acidify if necessary (Consult the laboratory)

Specimen type

24-hour urine

Specimen volume

2 mL

Specimen minimum volume

2 mL

Collection instructions

Do not eat foods containing plantains, bananas, avocados, tomatoes or eggplant in the 3 days prior to collection of urine

Preanalytic treatment

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Transport conditions

Refrigerated

Rejection criteria

Urine without acidification or pH >= 6

Results

Reference values

Values Units   Age  
Acid 5-OH-indoleacetic 2 - 10 mg/24h    
Serotonin + 5HTP < 5 µg/24h    

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