BasoFunction HRT Dipyrone/Metamizole
The BasoFunction test may be useful with patients who have a suggestive history of adverse reactions to the indicated allergen and for whom skin testing is not appropriate or available.
Cell Setup: Peripheral blood leukocytes are enriched from heparinized whole blood and stimulated with fMLP Basophil Activation Test, allergen (BasoFunction Test) or buffer alone. Following a brief culture the supernatant containing secreted histamine is separated from the cells. Histamine Test: A validated histamine ELISA quantifies histamine that was secreted by any stimulated control. Viracor Eurofins determined the performance characteristics of this test. This test has not been cleared or approved for diagnostic use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
3-4 business days from receipt of specimen
|Specimen Type||Order Code||CPT Code||NY Approved||Volume||Assay Range||Special Instructions|
|whole blood||501370||86352||Yes||8-10 mL (min. full 4 mL tube)||The reference range varies for each allergen||
The reference range varies for each allergen
Ship OVERNIGHT. Samples are received Monday thru Friday ONLY. Specimen MUST BE received within 48 hours of draw.
Hemolyzed, frozen or refrigerated blood is not acceptable and will be rejected for testing. Do Not use Lithium Heparin tubes
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