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Histamine - Blood

Source Blood
Mnemonic HIS
Specimen Requirements

1 x 4 mL lavender top EDTA tube

2 mL plasma

CLS staff: Proceed with specimen collection and transport to DSC Accession. DSC Referrals will oversee the physician approval process.

Note to ordering physician: This test requires review and approval by CLS Medical & Scientific Staff. Please contact CLS Referrals 403-770-3285 for further information on the approval process.

Specimen Handling PSC:
Centrifuge, pour off plasma and transport plasma on ice to DSC. Send specimen in a separate bag with a photocopy of the requisition.

RRL & extra-regional: 
Centrifuge, pour off plasma, and freeze prior to transport to DSC. Send specimen in a separate bag with a photocopy of the requisition.

DSC:
Freeze specimens upon receipt in lab; ensure frozen specimens do not thaw.
Additional Information  
Testing Location Dynacare
Testing Frequency
Alternate Name(s)
Reference Interval