Serotonin may be measured to confirm the diagnosis of carcinoid syndrome.
The carcinoid syndrome is usually caused by primary carcinoids of the ileum, but the syndrome is occasionally caused by primary carcinoids of the stomach.
Other organs give rise to carcinoids including pancreas, duodenum, bronchus, and ovary. Most patients with the carcinoid syndrome have hepatic metastases.
Diagnosing and monitoring treatment of carcinoid syndrome.
Drugs containing Monoamine Oxidase inhibitors should be stopped for at least 1 week prior to blood collection
Serotonin Serum – TC – 29851
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