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|Container type||Red top|
|Amount to Collect||2 mL blood|
|Preferred volume||1 mL serum|
|Min. Volume||0.5 mL serum|
|Processing notes||Aliquot serum and freeze. Ship frozen to China Basin.|
|Normal range||2-10 ng/mL|
|Stability||Room temperature 2 days, refrigerated 5 days, frozen 1 month.|
|Additional information||Tryptase concentrations are increased with immediate hypersensitivity (anaphylaxis), acute allergen challenge, and mastocytosis.
When it is necessary to distinguish mature tryptase from total tryptase, an order for a miscellaneous outside lab test (MOLT) can be sent requesting an assay for a tryptase level from the clinical laboratory at Virginia Commonwealth University which reports out both mature trypase and total tryptase in their assay.
phone (804) 828-9685.
|Last Updated||8/18/2015 1:39:16 PM|