This serotonin blood test measure the amount of serotonin in the blood - it is tested to diagnose a carcinoid tumour. Possible symptoms of a carcinoid tumour may be diarrhoea, wheezing or flushing. The serotonin test may be requested as a follow up from previous 5-HIAA testing.
This confidential blood check for Serotonin is available at all of the thirty private hospital locations across the UK.
Included in every single pathology request for Serotonin are a Doctors Referral, all Phlebotomy fees (your blood taken at a Private Hospital), all laboratory fees and includes our GP comments.
Special Instructions: Freeze whole blood sample within 1 hour and send to the laboratory immediately.
Attendance Restrictions: A morning Monday - Thursday attendance is required
Laboratory Notes: 48 hours prior to having your bloods drawn, you should avoid consuming Bananas, Chocolate, Tomatoes, Grapefruit, Nuts, Avocado, Pineapple, Plums, Citrus Fruit, Tea & Coffee
Sample Container: 1 x Green