Test Catalog

Test ID: HIAA    
5-Hydroxyindoleacetic Acid, 24 Hour, Urine

Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference

5-Hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5-HIAA) is measured by solid phase extraction (SPE) of an aliquot from a 24-hour urine collection and liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) analysis. 5-HIAA is quantitated using a custom synthesized stable isotope labeled internal standard (d6-5-HIAA) from calibration over a concentration range 0.5 to 150 mg/L.(Kroll CA, Magera MJ, Helgeson JK, et al: A liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry method for the determination of 5-hydroxyindole-3-acetic acid in urine. Clin Chem. 2002;48:2049-2051; Calanchini M, Tadman M, Krogh J, Fabbri A, Grossman A, Shine B: Measurement of urinary 5-HIAA: correlation between spot versus 24-h urine collection. Endocr Connect. 2019 Aug 1;8(8):1082-1088)

PDF Report Indicates whether the report includes an additional document with charts, images or other enriched information


Day(s) Performed Outlines the days the test is performed. This field reflects the day that the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means that assays are performed multiple times during the day.

Monday through Friday

Report Available The interval of time (receipt of sample at Mayo Clinic Laboratories to results available) taking into account standard setup days and weekends. The first day is the time that it typically takes for a result to be available. The last day is the time it might take, accounting for any necessary repeated testing.

2 to 4 days

Specimen Retention Time Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded

7 days

Performing Laboratory Location Indicates the location of the laboratory that performs the test