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To assist in diagnosing carcinoid tumors.
There are no fluid or activity restrictions unless by medical direction. Inform the patient that foods and medications listed under "Interfering Factors" should be restricted by medical direction for at least 4 days before specimen collection. Usually, a 24-hr urine collection is ordered. As appropriate, provide the required urine collection container and specimen collection instructions.
Method: High-pressure liquid chromatography.
|Conventional Units||SI Units (Conventional Units × 5.23)|
|2–7 mg/24 hr||10.5–36.6 micromol/24 hr|
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Bladh, Mickey Lynn., and Anne M. Van Leeuwen. "5-Hydroxyindoleacetic Acid." Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425135/all/5_Hydroxyindoleacetic_Acid.
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. 5-Hydroxyindoleacetic Acid. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425135/all/5_Hydroxyindoleacetic_Acid. Accessed October 23, 2019.
Bladh, M. L., & Van Leeuwen, A. M. (2017). 5-Hydroxyindoleacetic Acid. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425135/all/5_Hydroxyindoleacetic_Acid
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. 5-Hydroxyindoleacetic Acid [Internet]. In: Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 October 23]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425135/all/5_Hydroxyindoleacetic_Acid.
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