Histamine Determination, Whole Blood

CPT: 83088
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Test Details

Synonyms

  • Whole Blood 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

Whole blood, frozen

Volume

2 mL

Minimum Volume

1 mL (Note: This volume does not allow for repeat testing.)

Container

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

Causes for Rejection

Specimen not received frozen; improper labeling

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
081315 Histamine Determination, Blood 2415-8 081746 Histamine Determination, Blood ng/mL 2415-8

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