Test Catalog

Test ID: FHIAA    
5-HIAA (5-Hydroxyindoleacetic acid), Plasma

Clinical Information Discusses physiology, pathophysiology, and general clinical aspects, as they relate to a laboratory test

The ISI plasma 5-HIAA assay correlates well with the 24-hour urinary 5-HIAA assays. This test has been clinically validated for NETS patients who previously relied on the 24-hour urinary 5-HIAA. The plasma 5-HIAA saves time, alleviates the need to collect urine in a container for 24 hours, and provides equivalent clinical information.

Reference Values Describes reference intervals and additional information for interpretation of test results. May include intervals based on age and sex when appropriate. Intervals are Mayo-derived, unless otherwise designated. If an interpretive report is provided, the reference value field will state this.

Up to 22 ng/mL

Clinical Reference Recommendations for in-depth reading of a clinical nature

1. Tellez MR, Mamikunian G, O'Dorisio TM et al. A single fasting plasma 5-HIAA value correlates with 24-hour urinary 5-HIAA values and other biomarkers in midgut neuroendocrine tumors (NETs). Pancreas. 2013:42(3): 405-410.
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3. Gonzalez RR, Fernandez RF, Vidal JLM et al. Development and validation of an ultra-high performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (UHPLC-MS/MS) method for the simultaneous determination of neurotransmitters in rat brain samples. J Neuro Meth 2011;198: 187-194.
4. Stephanson N, Helander A, Beck O. Alcohol biomarker analysis: simultaneous determination of 5-hydroxytryptophol glucuronide and 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid by direct injection of urine using ultra-performance liquid chromatographytandem mass spectrometry. J Mass Spect 2007;42: 940-949.