Histamine Determination, Plasma

CPT: 83088
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Test Details

Synonyms

  • Plasma Histamine

Use

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

Limitations

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.

Methodology

Enzyme immunoassay (EIA)

Specimen Requirements

Specimen

Plasma, frozen

Volume

2 mL

Minimum Volume

1 mL

Container

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

Causes for Rejection

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

Clinical Information

Special Instructions

This is not the Leukocyte Histamine Release Test (LHRT).

LOINC® Map

Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
144600 Histamine, Plasma 2416-6 144601 Histamine, Plasma ng/mL 2416-6

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