Measure total tryptase to confirm mast cell activation in diseases such as:
Not generally used acutely except where diagnosis is unclear. Useful in prognosis of systemic mastocytosis.
- Patient Preparation
- Serum separator tube.
- Specimen Preparation
- Allow serum to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
- Storage/Transport Temperature
- Unacceptable Conditions
- After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: 1 month
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- Total Tryptase
- Tryptase, Autopsy (Tryptase)