Histamine, Whole Blood


Abbrev Code:HISTWB   
Order Code:LAB6054Order Name:Histamine, Whole Blood
Methodology:Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
CPT Codes: 83088 x1
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. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:1 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.5 mL
Container:Green (sodium heparin, no gel)
Alternate Containers: 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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