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SEROTONIN, WHOLE BLOOD

Mnemonic

SEROT-WB

Specimen Collection Requirements

Patient Preparation

Abstain from medications for 72 hours prior to collection.

Collect

Whole Blood, one 4.0 mL lavender (EDTA) top tube

Handling

Place on ice. Transfer 3.0 mL whole blood to a Serotonin Transport Tube containing ascorbic acid. Contact Legacy Client Services for tube. Mix well. Specimen must be preserved and frozen within 2 hours of collection. CRITICAL FROZEN. Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.

Preferred Volume

3.0 mL

Minimum Volume

1.0 mL

Transport

Frozen

Stability

AFTER TRANSFER TO SEROTONIN TRANSPORT TUBE: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 1 month

Testing Information

Performed

Sun, Tue - Fri

Reported

2-7 days

Method

Quantitative High Performance Liquid Chromatography

Referral Lab

ARUP (80395)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

84260

Last Updated: Thursday, September 28, 2017 02:13:52 PM


Client Services: 503-413-1234