Symptoms And Causes Of High Serotonin Levels

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Definition

Serotonin is a chemical produced by nerve cells. The serum serotonin level is a blood test to measure the amount of serotonin in your body.


Alternative Names

5-HT level; 5-hydroxytryptamine level; Serotonin test


How the test is performed

Blood is typically drawn from a vein, usually from the inside of the elbow or the back of the hand. The site is cleaned with germ-killing medicine (antiseptic). The health care provider wraps an elastic band around the upper arm to apply pressure to the...

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