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

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

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Plasma

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

Patient preparation: Patient should fast overnight prior to collection of specimen.

Specimen Type: Plasma

Container/Tube: Z tube

Specimen Volume: 3 mL

 

Collection Instructions: Draw 10 mL of blood in special Z-tube (MCL T701). Separate plasma from cells immediately after draw and send 3 mL of plasma frozen in plastic vial.

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

1 mL

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

Hemolysis Mild reject; Gross reject
Lipemia Mild reject; Gross reject
Icterus NA
Other Specimens other than collected in Z tube (MCL T701).

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
PlasmaFrozen90 days