Serotonin Test

The serotonin test checks the serotonin blood level.

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Serotonin Test FAQ

What is this serotonin test?

This serotonin level test measures the serotonin blood level.

Why is this serotonin blood test important?

This serotonin test helps people screen for a serotonin deficiency or toxicity.

How do I prepare for a serotonin level test?

If possible, one should avoid eating avocado, banana, tomato, plum, walnut, pineapple, and eggplant, drinking tea and coffee, and using tobacco for three days before testing.

What type of specimen will I submit?

This Serotonin Test is a blood test.

Do I need to fast to take this test?

Fasting is not necessary.

How long does it take to get test results?

It typically takes 4 business days or less.

Accesa Labs does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All users should consult with a medical provider for specific health concerns.

Last updated on August 28, 2018

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Serotonin Level Test - More Information

The serotonin test, sometimes known as a serotonin blood test, serotonin level test and serotonin lab test, measures the serotonin blood levels.

Serotonin, also known as 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) is an important neurotransmitter found primarily in the gastrointestinal system and also in the nervous system. It is also known by the name 5-HIAA which is actually a metabolic product after processing by the liver.

Symptomatically, serotonin is associated with the emotion of happiness as well as hunger and sleep cycles. Because of its role in the sensation of well-being, serotonin has been intensively researched and pharmaceutical agents designed to increase serotonin levels have been utilized in treating depression and a wide range of mood disorders. Serotonin also helps regulate clotting and wound healing.

Excess levels of serotonin can cause a life-threatening syndrome called serotonin syndrome. Characterized by high temperature, agitation and elevated metabolism, serotonin syndrome is typically the result of inappropriate use of medications such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).

To get a serotonin test near you, simply order online and get tested at the Quest Diagnostics lab that you selected. Once your serotonin lab results are ready, they will be available for download. As can be seen on the sample serotonin lab report, serotonin blood levels are reported as a number and can be compared against the reference range provided by the lab.

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