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HISTAMINE, PLASMA

Test Number:
  • 6490
Test Alias:
Preferred Specimen:
  • Plasma
Container Type:
  • EDTA tube (lavender-top)
Alternative Specimen:
Volume:
  • 1 mL
Collection Instructions:
  • PATIENT PREPARATION: Avoid taking allergy causing drugs, antihistamines, oral corticosteroids and substances which block H2 receptors 24 hours prior to collection. COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS: Centrifuge immediately and freeze in plastic screw-cap vial.
Transport Temperature:
  • Frozen
Specimen Stability:
  • Room temperature: 24 hours
  • Refrigerated: 24 hours
  • Frozen: 7 days
Methodology:
  • Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)
CPT Code:
  • 83088
Reject Criteria:
  • Hemolysis • Lipemia • Received room temperature • Received refrigerated
Reference Range:
  • 0.1-1.8 ng/mL
Report Available:
  • 7 days

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