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Test ID: SERWB    
Serotonin, Blood

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

In conjunction with, or as an alternative to, 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5-HIAA) or serum chromogranin A measurements as a first-line test in the diagnosis of carcinoid syndrome, including the differential diagnosis of isolated symptoms suggestive of carcinoid syndrome, in particular flushing

 

As a second-line test (5-HIAA and serum chromogranin A measurement are first-line tests) in the follow-up of patients with known or treated carcinoid tumors

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

Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)

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

Yes

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

Serotonin, B

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