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Test Code SERO-SERUM Serotonin, Serum

Performing Laboratory

Quest Diagnostics' Nichols Institute, Inc. - Chantilly


Fluorescence Detection • High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)

This test was developed and its analytical performance characteristics have been determined by Quest Diagnostics. It has not been cleared or approved by the FDA. This assay has been validated pursuant to the CLIA regulations and is used for clinical purposes.

Reference Values

Adult: 56 - 244 ng/mL


Test Classification and CPT Coding



lonic cODE: 27057-9


Physician Office Specimen Requirements

Container/Tube: Gold-top tube

Specimen : 2 mL serum(1 mL min)

Transport Temperature: Frozen

Stability: 42 Days Frozen


Note: Patient should avoid food high in indoles: Avocado, banana, tomato, plum, walnut, pineapple, and eggplant. Patient should also avoid tobacco, tea and coffee three days prior to specimen collection.

Spin and freeze serum below -20° C within 2 hours after collection

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday (morning)

Computer Interface Code

PDM #  5907505