Test Catalog

Test Id : F5HAR

5-Hydroxyindoleacetic Acid (5-HIAA), Random Urine with Creatinine

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

High Performance Liquid Chromatography

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


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

5-HIAA, Random Urine w/Creat

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


Carcinoid Screen

Serotonin 5-HIAA

Specimen Type
Describes the specimen type validated for testing


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 Type Temperature Time Special Container
Urine Ambient (preferred) 7 days
Frozen 30 days
Refrigerated 30 days

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.

5-HIAA                             mg/g creat

   2-10 YRS: 12.0 or less

   >10 YRS:  10.0 or less


Creatinine, Random Urine    mg/dL

         Age              mg/dL

   0-6   Months        2-32

   7-11 Months        2-36

   1-2   Years          2-128

   3-8   Years          2-149

   9-12  Years         2-183

   >12   Years

             Males:      20-370

             Females:  20-320


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.

Tuesday, Thursday, 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.

3 to 13 days

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

Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute

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CPT Code Information
Provides guidance in determining the appropriate Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code(s) information for each test or profile. The listed CPT codes reflect Mayo Clinic Laboratories interpretation of CPT coding requirements. It is the responsibility of each laboratory to determine correct CPT codes to use for billing.

CPT codes are provided by the performing laboratory.

82570/other source

83497/Hydroxyindoleacetic acid, 5-(HIAA)

Test Setup Resources

Setup Files
Test setup information contains test file definition details to support order and result interfacing between Mayo Clinic Laboratories and your Laboratory Information System.

Excel | Pdf

Sample Reports
Normal and Abnormal sample reports are provided as references for report appearance.

Normal Reports | Abnormal Reports

SI Sample Reports
International System (SI) of Unit reports are provided for a limited number of tests. These reports are intended for international account use and are only available through MayoLINK accounts that have been defined to receive them.

SI Normal Reports | SI Abnormal Reports