Tryptase


Sunquest Code:TRYP  
Epic Code:LAB8004Epic Name:Tryptase
Synonyms:Total Tryptase
Methodology:FEIA (by ImmunoCAP)
CPT Code:83520
Turnaround Time:Testing is performed 1-2 times per week; results are reported within 4 days.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Green (lithium heparin, no gel), Green (lithium heparin, gel), Green (sodium heparin, no gel), Purple (EDTA), Red (no gel))


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 1 mL, 0.5 mL minimum. Store refrigerated.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Endocrine  (UMMC-East Bank)


Interpretive

Reference Range:Less than 11.0 ug/L
Use:Aids in confirmation of mast cell activation in diseases such as mastocytosis, anaphylaxis, urticaria, and asthma. Not generally used acutely except where diagnosis is unclear. Useful in prognosis of systemic mastocytosis.


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