i was reading an article of yours "Migraine Term of the Day: Serotonin".
I would like to know how Serotonin levels are measured? in my country, Pakistan. there is no such test exists. They have 5-HIAA (Urine test) and Platelets (Blood Test) are available. Both test doesn't show Serotonin Levels.
Please let me know how to measure Serotonin Level. Regards, Bassam.
I spent 4-5 years of my life studying serotonin, and the only way to reliably measure it is to freeze it at -100C with special precautions to prevent destruction of 5HT. As a practical matter, it wouldn't help in therapy or choice of approaches to treat headaches and Migraines.
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Published On: June 13, 2011