Histamine, Whole Blood


Sunquest Code:HISTWB  
Epic Code:LAB6054Epic Name:Histamine, Whole Blood
Methodology:Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
CPT Code:83088
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported in 1-5 days.
Compliance:

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:1 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.5 mL
Container:Green (sodium heparin, no gel) (Green (lithium heparin, no gel))
Causes for Rejection:Room temperature or refrigerated specimens.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not process. Mix well and transfer whole blood into plastic vial. Aliquot 1 mL, 0.5 mL minimum. Freeze immediately. CRITICAL FROZEN. Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.
Shipping Instructions:Ship on dry ice.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:70037


Interpretive

Reference Range:180-1800 nmol/L
Use:Whole blood histamine elevation is generally associated with basophilia, and is an aid in confirming unestablished diagnosis of chronic myelocytic leukemia.


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