The main purpose of this Manual is to provide useful guidelines for the selection of pathology tests and to facilitate interpretation of results.
Contains a comprehensive listing of all genes from the Human Gene Nomenclature Committee (HGNC) database alongside laboratories and tests available in the country.
A manual for the process of macroscopic dissection in Anatomical Pathology laboratories.
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Keywords: 5 indole acetic acid, 5-hydroxyindole acetate
24 h urine collection with HCl as preservative; patient must be on a diet free of fruit and nuts for three days prior to and during collection.
Exclusion of some drugs may be required - consult pathologist.
HPLC. Spectrophotometric and fluorescence assays are not reliable.
< 50 µmol/24h
Detection of carcinoid tumours.
Increased 24 h excretion of HIAA is found in carcinoid tumours particularly if metastasis to the liver or beyond has occurred.
Urinary excretion may be normal if the tumour is confined to the portal circulation.
More recently, measurement of serotonin in platelets has been advocated and may be the most sensitive indole marker for the detection of carcinoid tumours.
Some drugs and foods may interfere with some methods - consult pathologist.
Kema IP et al. J Chromatogr B Biomed Sci Appl 2000; 747: 33-48.
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