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5-HIAA 5-Hydroxy Indole Acetic Acid Random Urine Test

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The 5-HIAA (5-Hydroxyindoleacetic Acid) Random Urine Test is a diagnostic assessment performed to measure the levels of 5-HIAA in the urine. 5-HIAA is a metabolite of serotonin, a crucial neurotransmitter involved in regulating mood, appetite, and digestion, among other functions. Elevated or reduced levels of 5-HIAA can indicate various medical conditions, most notably carcinoid tumors. These tumors, which often originate in the gastrointestinal tract, can secrete large amounts of serotonin, thus altering 5-HIAA levels.

The test involves the collection of a random urine sample, meaning the sample can be provided at any time of the day without any prior preparation. It’s a non-invasive procedure, offering a convenient way to assess serotonin metabolism in the body. The significance of this test lies in its utility for diagnosing carcinoid syndrome, monitoring the effectiveness of treatment for carcinoid tumors, and aiding in the investigation of other conditions related to serotonin imbalance.

In the United Arab Emirates, DNA Labs UAE offers this specific test, ensuring high-quality diagnostic services. The cost for the 5-HIAA Random Urine Test at DNA Labs UAE is 820 AED. This price reflects the specialized nature of the test and the comprehensive analysis provided by the laboratory. Patients opting for this test at DNA Labs UAE can expect professionalism, accuracy, and timely results, contributing to effective diagnosis and management of related health conditions.

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5 – HIAA 5-HYDROXY INDOLE ACETIC ACID RANDOM URINE Test

Test Name: 5 – HIAA 5-HYDROXY INDOLE ACETIC ACID RANDOM URINE Test

Components: Price 820.0 AED

Sample Condition: 50 mL (10 mL min.) aliquot of random urine. Add 50% HCl drop by drop to bring the pH between 1-2. Do not use concentrated HCl. Ship refrigerated or frozen. Patient should strictly avoid banana, kiwi, walnut, avocado, brinjal, pineapple, plum, tomato & drugs like Fluorouracil, Melphalan, Paracetamol & Acetaminophen, Heparin, L-dopa, Reserpine, Salicylates, Chlorpromazine, Imipramine, Isoniazid, MAO inhibitors, Phenothiazines, Promethazine, alcoholic beverages, caffeine, tea/coffee, tobacco and strenuous exercise at least 72 hrs before and during specimen collection.

Report Delivery: 1 week

Method: High Performance Liquid Chromatography

Test type: Cancer

Doctor: Oncologist

Test Department: HPLC

Pre Test Information: Avoid banana, kiwi, walnut, avocado, brinjal, pineapple, plum, tomato & drugs like Fluorouracil, Melphalan, Paracetamol & Acetaminophen, Heparin, L-dopa, Reserpine, Salicylates, Chlorpromazine, Imipramine, Isoniazid, MAO inhibitors, Phenothiazines, Promethazine, alcoholic beverages, caffeine, tea/coffee, tobacco and strenuous exercise at least 72 hours before and during specimen collection.

Test Details: The 5-HIAA (5-Hydroxyindoleacetic acid) random urine test is a laboratory test that measures the levels of 5-HIAA in a person’s urine. 5-HIAA is a metabolite of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that is involved in the regulation of mood, appetite, and sleep. This test is primarily used to diagnose and monitor carcinoid tumors, which are rare neuroendocrine tumors that can secrete excessive amounts of serotonin. Carcinoid tumors most commonly occur in the gastrointestinal tract, particularly in the appendix, small intestine, and rectum. Excess 5-HIAA is excreted in the urine, so measuring its levels can help determine if there is an overproduction of serotonin due to a carcinoid tumor. The test may also be used to monitor the effectiveness of treatment for carcinoid tumors or to detect tumor recurrence. To perform the test, a random urine sample is collected and sent to a laboratory for analysis. The patient may be instructed to avoid certain foods and medications that can affect serotonin levels prior to the test. The results are typically reported as the amount of 5-HIAA excreted per 24 hours or as a ratio to creatinine levels. Elevated levels of 5-HIAA in the urine may indicate the presence of a carcinoid tumor. However, it is important to note that other factors, such as certain medications, certain foods (such as bananas, pineapples, and walnuts), and certain medical conditions (such as liver disease or kidney dysfunction) can also cause elevated 5-HIAA levels. If the test results show elevated 5-HIAA levels, further testing, such as imaging studies or a biopsy, may be necessary to confirm the presence of a carcinoid tumor and determine its location and extent. Treatment options for carcinoid tumors may include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and targeted therapy, depending on the individual case.

Test Name 5 – HIAA 5-HYDROXY INDOLE ACETIC ACID RANDOM URINE Test
Components
Price 820.0 AED
Sample Condition 50 mL (10 mL min.) aliquot of random urine. Add 50% HCl drop by drop to bring the pH between 1-2. Do not use concentrated HCl. Ship refrigerated or frozen. Patient should strictly avoid banana, kiwi, walnut, avocado, brinjal, pineapple, plum, tomato & drugs like Fluorouracil, Melphalan, Paracetamol & Acetaminophen, Heparin, L-dopa, Reserpine, Salicylates, Chlorpromazine, Imipramine, Isoniazid, MAO inhibitors, Phenothiazines, Promethazine, alcoholic beverages, caffeine, tea\/coffee, tobacco and strenuous exercise at least 72 hrs before and during specimen collection.
Report Delivery 1 week
Method High Performance Liquid Chromatography
Test type Cancer
Doctor Oncologist
Test Department: HPLC
Pre Test Information Avoid banana, kiwi, walnut, avocado, brinjal, pineapple, plum, tomato & drugs like Fluorouracil, Melphalan, Paracetamol & Acetaminophen, Heparin, L-dopa, Reserpine, Salicylates, Chlorpromazine, Imipramine, Isoniazid, MAO inhibitors, Phenothiazines, Promethazine, alcoholic beverages, caffeine, tea/coffee, tobacco and strenuous exercise at least 72 hours before and during specimen collection.
Test Details

The 5-HIAA (5-Hydroxyindoleacetic acid) random urine test is a laboratory test that measures the levels of 5-HIAA in a person’s urine. 5-HIAA is a metabolite of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that is involved in the regulation of mood, appetite, and sleep.

This test is primarily used to diagnose and monitor carcinoid tumors, which are rare neuroendocrine tumors that can secrete excessive amounts of serotonin. Carcinoid tumors most commonly occur in the gastrointestinal tract, particularly in the appendix, small intestine, and rectum.

Excess 5-HIAA is excreted in the urine, so measuring its levels can help determine if there is an overproduction of serotonin due to a carcinoid tumor. The test may also be used to monitor the effectiveness of treatment for carcinoid tumors or to detect tumor recurrence.

To perform the test, a random urine sample is collected and sent to a laboratory for analysis. The patient may be instructed to avoid certain foods and medications that can affect serotonin levels prior to the test. The results are typically reported as the amount of 5-HIAA excreted per 24 hours or as a ratio to creatinine levels.

Elevated levels of 5-HIAA in the urine may indicate the presence of a carcinoid tumor. However, it is important to note that other factors, such as certain medications, certain foods (such as bananas, pineapples, and walnuts), and certain medical conditions (such as liver disease or kidney dysfunction) can also cause elevated 5-HIAA levels.

If the test results show elevated 5-HIAA levels, further testing, such as imaging studies or a biopsy, may be necessary to confirm the presence of a carcinoid tumor and determine its location and extent. Treatment options for carcinoid tumors may include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and targeted therapy, depending on the individual case.