Histamine, Plasma QHISTA

Method(s) Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)
Specimen Required
Collect

One 3 mL lavender (EDTA) top tube.

Transport

1 mL plasma frozen (Min: 0.5 mL).

* Collection Instructions *

Centrifuge immediately and freeze in transport tube.

Remarks

Patient Preparation

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

Stability

Ambient: 24 hours

Refrigerated: 24 hours

Frozen: 7 days

Unacceptable Conditions
  • Gross hemolysis
  • Lipemia
  • Received room temperature
  • Received refrigerated
Schedule Tue, Fri am; Report available: 4 days
CPTCode 83088
Notes Performing Laboratory-Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute-San Juan Capistrano, CA
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval

Less than or equal to 1.8 ng/mL

No Appointment Necessary
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