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5-HIAA, Urine: Sensitivity and Specificity

Introduction: None written. Excerpt from the entry in Carcinoid Tumor:
The most useful initial diagnostic test in patients with suspected carcinoid syndrome is to measure 24-hour urinary excretion of HIAA, which is the end product of serotonin metabolism. (UpToDate)

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Carcinoid Tumor

75% sensitive, 100% specific