Histamine Determination, Plasma

Test ID: 

705086

CPT code:

83088

Synonyms:

Plasma Histamine

Clinical Use:

Measure histamine that was released in vivo prior to collection of the specimen; evaluate possible systemic mastocytosis

Test Information:

Results for this test are for research purposes only by the assay’s manufacturer. The performance characteristics of this product have not been established. Results should not be used as a diagnostic procedure without confirmation of the diagnosis by another medically established diagnostic product or procedure.

Specimen Type:

Plasma, frozen

Requested Volume: 

2 mL

Minimum Volume: 

1 mL

Container Type: 

Lavender-top (EDTA) tube

Collection:

Separate plasma and transfer specimen to a plastic transport tube before freezing. To avoid delays in turnaround time when requesting multiple tests on frozen samples, please submit separate frozen specimens for each test requested.

Storage Instructions:

Freeze

Stability Requirements:

Temperature

Period

Room temperature

Unstable

Frozen

14 days

Rejection Criteria

Specimen received not frozen; plasma not separated from red cells; improper labeling; hemolysis

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