Test Catalog

Test ID: HTT    
Serotonin Transporter Genotype, Blood

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

Evaluating patients who have failed therapy with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)

 

Evaluating patients with treatment-resistant depression

 

Predicting response time to improvement with SSRIs

 

Identifying patients who might respond favorably to a class of antidepressants other than SSRI.

 

Identifying patients who have diminished amounts of the serotonin transporter and, hence, an altered response to SSRI therapeutics

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

 

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

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

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Followed by Sizing Analysis

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

Yes

Reporting Name Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test

Serotonin Transporter Genotype

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

5-HT transporter
5-HT transporter, LPR
5-HTT
5HT transporter
5HT transporter, LPR
5HTT
hSERT
OCD1
Serotonin dependent transporter
Serotonin transporter (SERT)
Serotonin transporter promoter
SERT (Serotonin transporter)
SLC6A4 (solute carrier family 6 [neurotransmitter, serotonin])
Sodium-dependent serotonin receptor