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5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid

5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid

5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid: The 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5-HIAA) test is a 24-hour urine collection to measure excreted 5-HIAA, a breakdown product of serotonin and other neurological hormones.

5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid: Other Names

Other names for 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid include:

Diseases Associated with 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid

These diseases or medical conditions may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid:

  • Carcinoid tumor (increased levels)
  • Cystic fibrosis (increased levels)
  • Noncarcinoid disease (increased levels)
  • Intestinal malabsorption (increased levels)
  • Depression (decreased levels)
  • Migraine (decreased levels)

Basic Information: 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid

5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid: Measurement of 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid from a 24 hour urine sample in order to determine the possible presence of carcinoid syndrome.

Disease or Condition count: 0; see list of conditions below. These are the diseases or medical conditions in which the medical test '5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid' may be involved.

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