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5-HIAA - 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid - urine

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Eurofins Biomnis code

HIA

Synonyms

  • 5-HIAA
  • Serotonin metabolite
  • Hydroxyindoleacetic - 5
  • HIAA 5

Clinic significance

A serotonin metabolite, its excretion is increased in small intestine carcinoid tumours. It may also be elevated in small cell lung cancer, non-Beta pancreatic endocrine tumours, ovarian or gallbladder cancer and in some benign diseases (severe coronary failure, Hartnup's disease).

Pre-analytical

  • 1 tube(s)
  • 24hr urine
  • FROZEN

Further information

  • Specify diuresis
  • 1 individual aliquot for this analysis
  • DIET: within 48 hours prior to the assay, avoid consuming bananas, chocolate, dried fruit, citrus fruit, avocados, tomatoes, plums, kiwis, pineapples and molluscs
  • Urines have to be stored refrigerated during the collection process, in order to avoid bacteria development
  • Urines stability before acidification or to be frozen : 48 hours after the beginning of the collection.
    Urines stability frozen : 2 weeks
    Not stable anymore after 3 cycles freezing/tawing
    Urines stability refrigerated and acidified : 2 weeks
  • 5 HIA, VMA and HVA made together

Specific equipment available

Tube for urine sample


Methodology

LCMS/MS

Turn around Time

4 days


Pathologist(s) in charge
Biomnis Lyon
Specialty
Analytical Chemistry
Contact(s)
Dr Estelle BUGNI
Dr Gilles PANTEIX
Dr Laurence PELLEGRINA
Phone(s)
+334 72 80 23 47
+334 72 80 10 41
+334 72 80 23 05

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