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Diet for 5-HIAA and VMA

Please avoid these foods and medications for three (3) days before and during the collection of these samples.

FOOD AND DRINKS

Bananas
Caffeine (Pepsi, Coke, etc.)
Chocolate
Coffee
Tea
Vanilla (ice cream, etc.)
Citrus fruits (V-8, tomato, or orange juice)
Pineapple
Alcoholic beverages
Avocados
Eggplant
Plums
Walnuts

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DRUGS

Aspirin
Cough syrup or tablets

DO NOT ingest any of the above items in any form.

Please get adequate rest during the preparation and collection period and avoid strenuous exercise (running, etc.). Lack of sleep and physical exercise increase VMA and 5-HIAA values.

If there are any questions, please call 706-787-8156/8159/5268.

REFERENCE:

Effects of Drugs on Clinical Laboratory Tests, AACC, 2000, pages 3-450, 3-835-836.