Tryptase concentrations are increased with immediate hypersensitivity (anaphylaxis), acute allergen challenge, and mastocytosis.
Samples should be obtained between 15 minutes and 3 hours after
the event suspected of causing mast cell activation. When sample
is drawn, separate serum from cells within 3 hours of collection.
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Reported (Analytical Time)
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Preferred Specimen: 1.0 mL (0.5 mL minimum) frozen serum collected in serum separator tube (SST); received spun Transport Temperature: Frozen