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Tryptase (Total)

Components

Name Method Department Units
Tryptase Quantitative Fluorescent Enzyme Immunoassay
Send Out ug/L

Specimen Requirements

Serum Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

3.5 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Red Tube (no anticoagulant) with Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 2 day(s)
Refrigerated - 3 day(s)
Frozen - 1 month(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Centrifuge within 2 hours, separate supernatant and freeze

Comments

Measures total Tryptase only. To differentiate between alpha and beta types see information for Alpha and Beta Tryptase. Samples should preferably be collected between 15 minutes and three hours after the event suspected to have caused mast cell activation.

CPT Code

  • 83520