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Test ID: HTT    
Serotonin Transporter Genotype, Blood

Secondary ID A test code used for billing and in test definitions created prior to November 2011

83302

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.

Conditional

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Evaluating patients who have failed therapy with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)

 

Evaluating patients with treatment-resistant depression

 

Predicting response time to improvement with SSRIs

 

Identifying patients who might respond favorably to a class of antidepressants other than SSRI.

 

Identifying patients who have diminished amounts of the serotonin transporter and, hence, an altered response to SSRI therapeutics

Testing Algorithm Delineates situation(s) when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

 

Special Instructions and Forms Describes specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to test. Also includes pertinent information and consent forms to be used when requesting a particular test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Followed by Sizing Analysis
(PCR is utilized pursuant to a license agreement with Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.)

Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Serotonin Transporter Genotype

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

5-HT transporter
5-HT transporter, LPR
5-HTT
5HT transporter
5HT transporter, LPR
5HTT
hSERT
OCD1
Serotonin dependent transporter
Serotonin transporter (SERT)
Serotonin transporter promoter
SERT (Serotonin transporter)
SLC6A4 (solute carrier family 6 [neurotransmitter, serotonin])
Sodium-dependent serotonin receptor