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Tryptase, Total

Referred out for testing

Source Blood
Mnemonic TRYPASE
Specimen Requirements

Test cannot be collected by Mobile Collection Services (MCS).

1 x 3.5 mL gold top SST tube

1 mL serum

Specimen preferably should be collected between 15 minutes to 3 hours after the suspected anaphylactic event.

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

Extra-regional:
Centrifuge, pour off, and freeze serum 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) Tryptase - Serum
Reference Interval