HIAA – 5, Random Urine

Method Name

Reference Laboratory


HIAA - 5, Random Urine; 5HIAA, HIAA-5 Random Urine

Specimen Required

10 mL of urine in a leak-proof container. Patient should avoid food high in indoles: avacado, banana, tomato, plum, walnut, pineapple, and eggplant. Patient should also avoid tobacco, tea, and coffee for 3 days prior to specimen collection.

Specimen Minimum Volume

5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen is stable for 7 days at room temperature.

Performing Laboratory

as ordered. Turn around time is approximately 3-5 days.

Reference Values

2-10 years = 12.0 mg/g creat or less n>10 years = 10.0 mg/g creat or less