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What is the deference between serotonin release assay and serotonin test for testing the effect on a depressed patient before and after taking ssri?

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Dr. Alfredo Soto
Psychiatry
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In brief: No such thing

The serotonin release assay is a test to measure the effects of your platelets to evaluate the effect of Heparin treatment in people who need it.
It has nothing to do with depression or antidepressants. There is no serotonin test either. No tests exist to measure the effect of an antidepressant on an individual; only trial and error.

In brief: No such thing

The serotonin release assay is a test to measure the effects of your platelets to evaluate the effect of Heparin treatment in people who need it.
It has nothing to do with depression or antidepressants. There is no serotonin test either. No tests exist to measure the effect of an antidepressant on an individual; only trial and error.
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