HISTAMINE, PLASMA

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a pre-chilled lavender EDTA tube. Centrifuge, separate the upper two-thirds of the plasma portion and send 1.0 mL plasma (0.5 mL minimum) frozen in a screw-capped plastic vial. CRITICAL FROZEN.

Rejection Criteria
Hemolyzed specimens

Methodology
Enzyme Immunoassay

Stability
Room Temperature: 1 hour; Refrigerated: 6 hours; Frozen: 6 months

Reference Range
0-8 nmol/L

Performed
Tuesday, Saturday

Turnaround Time4-9 days
Test CodeHISPL
CPT-4 Code (s)
83088 RUO
LOINC Codes
34316-0

Warde
Medical
Laboratory