Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: January 15, 2019 @ 10:13 am

91005

5-Hydroxyindoleacetic Acid (HIAA), Urine

Specimen:Collect:
  • Timed Urine in Timed Urine Container

Also Acceptable:
  • Random Urine in Sterile Specimen Container
Submit:
  • 4 mL (Min:1 mL) Aliquot(s) Timed Urine . Submit Refrigerated. Submit in a Standard Transport Tube.

Also Acceptable:
  • 4 mL (Min:1 mL) Random Urine . Submit Refrigerated. Submit in a Standard Transport Tube.
Special Handling:
  • 24 HR Urine Collection Preferred
  • Keep Specimen Refrigerated During Collection
  • State Collection Time
  • State Volume
  • Patients should consult their physician prior to stopping any medications but it is prefered to be off all medications, over-the-counter drugs, and herbal remedies for at least 72 hours prior to the test.
    Foods and medications associated with altered urinary HIAA results:
    Decreased HIAA: Aspirin, chlorpromazine (Thorazine), corticotropin, dihydroxyphenylacetic acid, ethanol, gentisic acid, homogentisic acid, hydrazine derivatives, imipramine (Tofranil®), isocarboxazid (Marplan), keto acids, levodopa, MAO inhibitors, methenamine, methyldopa (Aldomet®), perchlorperazine, phenothiazines (Compazine®), promazine, promethazine (Mepergan®).
    Increased HIAA: Acetaminophen, acetanilide, caffeine, coumaric acid, diazepam (Valium®), ephedrine, fluorouracil, glycerol guaiacolate (Guaifenesin), melphalan (Alkeran®), mephenesin, methamphetamine (Desoxyn), methocarbamol (Robaxin®), naproxen, nicotine, phenacetin, phenmetrazine, phenobarbital, phentolamine, rauwolfia, reserpine.
    Foods: Avocados, bananas, eggplant, pineapple, plums, tomatoes, walnuts.
    Foods rich in serotonin and medications which may affect metabolism of serotonin must be avoided at least 72 hours before and during collection of urine for HIAA.
Stability:Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 1 Week(s); Frozen: 2 Week(s); Incubated: Unacceptable
Methodology:
  • Quantitative High Performance Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry
Performed:Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Reported:2-5 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 83497
Interpretive Data:Please see report for interpretive data.
Components:
  • 93388 - URINE VOLUME
  • 93518 - HOURS COLLECTED
  • 93008 - CREAT, UR
  • 93009 - CREATININE
  • 93200 - INTERPRETATION
  • 93210 - 5-HIAA,URINE
  • 93211 - 5-HIAA, URINE
  • 93598 - 5-HIAA, URINE
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