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Serotonin Blood Test

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Orderd to help diagnose and monitor treatment for a serotonin-secreting carcinoid tumor.
Test #120204

Serotonin Blood Test

Additional Info

Also Known As 5-HT, Serum, 5-Hydroxytryptamine, Serum.
Preparation No Fasting Required.
Test Type Blood
Test Results 3-4 days

Details

Serotonin, a chemical, is derived from the amino acid tryptophan. It is produced as necessary by the nervous system, mainly the brain, but also by special cells in the bronchial tubes (lungs) and gastrointestinal tract. In the blood, most serotonin, more than 90%, is found in the platelets. Serotonin helps constrict blood vessels and transmit nerve impulses, aids in the wake-sleep cycle, and affects mood. It is metabolized by the liver and its metabolites, primarily 5-HIAA (5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid, a muscle stimulant), are then excreted in the urine. Serotonin is normally present in small varying quantities in the blood, and large quantities of serotonin and 5-HIAA may be produced continuously or intermittently by some carcinoid tumors.

Additional Info

Also Known As 5-HT, Serum, 5-Hydroxytryptamine, Serum.
Quick Overview Orderd to help diagnose and monitor treatment for a serotonin-secreting carcinoid tumor.
Preparation No Fasting Required.
Test Type Blood
Test Results 3-4 days
Retail Price $253.00
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Meta Description Serotonin, Serum is orderd to help diagnose and monitor treatment for a serotonin-secreting carcinoid tumor.