Serotonin concentrations are greatly increased in patients with carcinoid syndrome. Carcinoid tumors are associated with multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) types I and II. These tumors are associated with flushing, diarrhea, pain, and other symptoms.
Spin and freeze serum below -20 degrees C within 2 hours after
Patient Preparation: Patient should avoid food high in indoles:
Avocado, banana, tomato, plum, walnut, pineapple, and eggplant.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Reported (Analytical Time)
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Transport Temperature: Frozen Methodology: High Performance Liquid Chromatography, Fluorescence Detection