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Serotonin, Whole Blood
|Methodology:||Quantitative High Performance Liquid Chromatography|
Patient Preparation: Abstain from medications for 72 hours prior to collection.
Collect: Lavender (EDTA) - 1 ml whole blood.
Specimen Preparation: Place on ice. Transfer 3 mL whole blood to an ARUP Serotonin Transport Tube containing ascorbic acid.
Specimen must be preserved and frozen within 2 hours of collection. Storage/Transport Temperature: CRITICAL FROZEN.
Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered. Unacceptable Conditions: Non-frozen specimens. Specimens other than whole blood.
Stability: After transfer to Serotonin Transport Tube: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 1 month
NOTE: * This test is approved for all states. *