5-Hydroxy indoles; Carcinoid Screen; 5HIAA
24 Hour Urine (Plain or Acid)
Some medications and foods (see below) could interfere with test results.
For 48 hours before patients start their urine collection and during the 24 hours they collect urine limit the following to one serving per day: Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts (other than the list below)
During the same period, avoid completely: avocados, dates, eggplant, bananas, cantaloupe, grapefruit, kiwifruit, melons, pineapple, plantains, plums, hickory nuts, butternuts, pecans, walnuts, tomatoes and tomato products.
Caffeinated beverages such as tea and coffee or caffeinated foods should also be avoided for 48 hours before and during specimen collection.
If clinically feasible and after consultation with your doctor, discontinue the following medications at least 48 hours before specimen collection:
Cold and flu medications
Canterbury Health labboratry (via WHL)