SER - Overview: Serotonin, Serum

Test Catalog

Test ID: SER    
Serotonin, Serum

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

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