Tryptase Test is used to diagnose anaphylaxis, mastocytosis (too many mast cells), or mast cell activation, when you have symptoms like flushing, nausea, throat swelling etc.
Note: the timing of the sample after the start of symptoms is important.
What Do the Results Mean?
- Normal: When the sample timing is right, a normal result means the symptoms may not be caused by mast cell activation or anaphylaxis.
- A sudden increase in tryptase levels means the symptoms may be caused by anaphylaxis.
- Persistently increased tryptase levels mean the symptoms may be caused by mastocytosis.
Keywords: Alpha Tryptase, Beta Tryptase, Mast Cell Tryptase, Mature Tryptase, Total Tryptase, Tryptase