What does elevated serum tryptase levels indicate in the workup of mastocytosis?

Updated: Jun 07, 2018
  • Author: Jacquiline Habashy, DO, MSc; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Tryptase levels are elevated in patients with mastocytosis. Tryptase levels may be more useful than histamine levels, because histamine can be elevated in hypereosinophilic states.


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