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Tryptase (Total)


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

Specimen Requirements

Serum Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 1 mL

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

3.5 mL 1 mL

Red Tube (no anticoagulant) with Gel

3 mL 1 mL

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

Specimen Preparation

  • Centrifuge within 2 hours, separate supernatant and freeze


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