Serotonin, Whole Blood
CATEGORY: LAB      MNEMONIC: SER
LAB: Ref
DEPT: LC
TAT: 5 days
TEST#: 120089
CPT: 84260

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PREFERRED SPECIMEN:
     10 ml Lavender(EDTA)

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:
     Monoamine oxidase inhibitor drugs should be discontinued for at least 1 week prior to sampling since they tend to increase the level of serotonin. Add 10 mL EDTA Whole Blood to transport tube containing 75 mg ascorbic acid (provided by LabCorp). Mix throughly and freeze whole blood.