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Blood Test Information

Mast cell tryptase
(a.k.a Histamine metabolites, methyl histamine)
minimum sample volume required ~ 5ml

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Test Code: MCT

Special instructions
Samples should be taken immediately following suspected anaphylaxis and then at 1-2 hours and 24 hours following the episode.
Please ensure the time taken is recorded clearly on the sample and form.

Time limit for add on
Fresh sample required

Sent away to Southmead Hospital, Bristol

Turnaround Time
7 days

Department: Immunology


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