TEST CATALOG ORDERING & RESULTS SPECIMEN HANDLING CUSTOMER SERVICE EDUCATION & INSIGHTS
Test Catalog

Test ID: F5HAR    
5-HIAA (5-Hydroxyindoleacetic Acid), Random Urine

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Urine

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

10 mL random urine, after collection add 6N HCL to maintain a pH below 3. Submit in a sterile screw capped container shipped ambient.

 

Note: 1. Urine without preservative is acceptable if pH is below 6 and shipped frozen.

         2. Dietary Instructions:

             - 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.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

5 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Hemolysis NA
Lipemia NA
Icterus NA
Other NA

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
UrineAmbient (preferred)7 days
 Frozen 30 days
 Refrigerated 30 days