Please avoid these foods and medications for three (3) days before and during the collection of these samples.
FOOD AND DRINKS
Caffeine (Pepsi, Coke, etc.)
Vanilla (ice cream, etc.)
Citrus fruits (V-8, tomato, or orange juice)
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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 787-8156/ 8159/ 5268.
Effects of Drugs on Clinical Laboratory Tests, AACC, 2000, pages 3-450, 3-835-836.