Histamine Determination, Whole Blood

Test ID: 

705088

CPT code:

83088

Synonyms:

Whole Blood Histamine

Clinical Use:

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

Specimen Type:

Whole blood, frozen

Requested Volume: 

2 mL

Minimum Volume: 

1 mL

Container Type: 

Green-top (heparin) tube required. (Do not use EDTA.)

Collection:

Transfer the unseparated 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

Freeze/thaw cycles

Stable x3

Rejection Criteria

Specimen not received frozen; improper labeling

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