Aid in evaluation of patient with allergic signs and symptoms, such as anaphylaxis; may assist in diagnosing and monitoring of mast-cell activation disorders.
Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Lavender (EDTA) or pink (K2EDTA). Collect in a pre-chilled tube and on ice.
Centrifuge refrigerated and separate upper two-thirds of plasma within 20 minutes. Transfer 1 mL plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube and freeze immediately. (Min: 0.5 mL)
CRITICAL FROZEN. Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.
Lipemic or hemolyzed specimens.
After separation from cells: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 6 hours; Frozen: 6 months
Effective June 13, 2011
Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
- plasma histamine