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Test ID: SER    
Serotonin, Serum

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

84395

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

Yes

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)

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

Serotonin, S