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Test Code HISTAMIN B Histamine, Blood

Clinical System Name

Histamine, Blood

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole Blood

Container(s): Lavender/EDTA

Preferred Vol: 2.0 mL

Minimum Vol: 1.0 mL

 

Note: Avoid taking allergy causing drugs, antihistamines, oral corticosteroids, and substances which block H2 receptors 24 hours prior to collection.

 

Processing Instructions

Reject due to: Hemolysis, received room temperature, or received refrigerated.

Spin: Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp: -20 C

Storage location: Immediately spin sample and aliquot plasma into plastic aliquot tube. Store sample in CPA freezer, Send Outs rack.

 

Off-site collection: Immediately spin sample and aliquot plasma into plastic aliquot tube. Transport frozen at -20 C.

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Plasma Room temp

24 h

  Refrigerated 24 h
  Frozen 7 d

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N T, F 3 - 5 d

 

Performing Laboratory

Quest Diagnostics - Nichols Institute

33608 Ortega Highway
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92690-6130

 

Phone Number: (800) 553-5445

Department

Department: Send Outs
Phone Number: (206) 987-2563

 

 

Reference Range

0.1 - 1.8 ng/mL

 

Methodology

Method: Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)

Analytical Volume: 0.5 mL EDTA plasma

Limitations:

CPT Codes

83088

Send Out Instructions

Reference Test Name: Histamine, Plasma
Reference Test Number: 36586
Instructions: Send out Monday through Friday with the Quest courier