Serotonin is a hormone that regulates psychological states such as emotions and anxiety and sleeping disorders.
Serotonin is also known to reduce appetite by increasing the excretion of some food substances that have toxic effects in the intestine.
Serotonin is synthesized either in brain cells or in gastrointestinal endocrine cells.
Interpretation:Decreased serotonin levels may be due to low production either from the brain or gastrointestinal system endocrine cells. This fact is concluded by the endocrinologist by examining his patient and this will lead to the correct therapy targeting the localisation of the low production. Deficiency symptoms may include mental problems, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic attacks, dementia, sleep problems, digestive problems, migraine, suicidal tendency, sexual dysfunction. If serotonin is high, irritability, nausea, vomiting, sweating, trembling, abnormal eye movements, further loss of consciousness, muscle twitching, agitation, hypertension, fever, fainting may occur.
Sample: Arm venous blood. Nonfasting
Working day: Friday
Result Time: Next day at 6 PM