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

Collection Instructions

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.
Stability:2 days at room temperature; 1 week refrigerated; indefinitely frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Endocrine  (UMMC-East Bank)


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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