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S51656: Serotonin Blood [818x] Print View
Serotonin, Blood     ng/mL 

PRIMARY
1 Whole Blood (Serotonin) 4 (1) mL   Frozen - 42 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE

Proper specimen collection, storage and shipment are critical
for Serotonin whole blood analysis. Strict adherence to the
following specimen collection instructions will ensure the most
meaningful results.
1. Draw blood into the EDTA 7.2 mg Vacutainer(R) tube.
2. After drawing the blood, mix well and immediately transfer all
blood to the enclosed container, which contains 35 mg of ascorbic
acid.
3. Mix well and freeze immediately.
4. Ship frozen. Expiration date for ascorbic acid container is
the same as the EDTA tube provided in the kit.
Setup Schedule
Tuesday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Next day

CPT Code
84260

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
Patient Preparation:
Patient should avoid food high in indoles: avocado, banana, tomato, plum, walnut, pineapple, and eggplant. Patient should also avoid tobacco, tea and coffee three days prior to specimen collection.
Preferred Specimen: 4mL Whole Blood submitted in Serotonin Kit (provided by Quest Diagnostics) (see instructions)
Stability: Room temperature: Frozen Only, Refrigerated:
Frozen Only
Transport Temperature: Frozen
Reject Criteria: Received room temperature; Received refrigerated; EDTA (lavender-top) collection without Ascorbic acid.
Methodology: High Performance Liquid Chromatography






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