FHSPL - Specimen: Histamine Plasma

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: FHSPL    
Histamine Plasma

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Plasma EDTA

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

Draw 3 mL blood in a lavender-top (EDTA) tube(s). Cool immediately on ice. Centrifuge at 1500 rpm for 10 minutes at 4 degrees C. The centrifugation should be performed within 20 minutes of collection. Carefully remove 1 mL of EDTA plasma from the upper part of the tube. Freeze and send frozen in a plastic vial.

Specimen Minimum Volume The amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Laboratory.

1 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected




Warm reject; Cold reject







Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperatures are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
Plasma EDTAFrozen365 days