Histamine

Histamine, Plasma

Patient Preparation

Avoid taking allergy causing drugs, antihistamines, oral corticosteroids and substances which block H2 receptors 24 hours prior to collection.

Test Code

36586X

CPT Code(s)

83088

Preferred Specimen(s)

1 mL plasma collected in an EDTA (lavender-top) tube.
Centrifuge immediately and freeze in plastic vial.

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL plasma

Specimen Stability

Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: 6 months

Methodology

Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)

Performing Laboratory

Quest Diagnostics Nichols SJC

Setup Days

Set up: Tues, Fri a.m.; Report available: 3 days after
set up

Reference Range(s)

0.1-1.8 ng/mL

Clinical Significance

Histamine is a mediator of the allergic response. Histamine release causes itching, flushing, hives, vomiting, syncope, and even shock. In addition, some patients with gastric carcinoids may exhibit high concentrations of histamine.

Please be advised, that our services are strictly self pay and are not eligible for submission as a claim to your health insurance provider. However, you can submit the receipt for reimbursement to many Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts for reimbursement.

HISTAMINE,PLASMA+

Test Code

36586X

CPT Code(s)

83088

Preferred Specimen(s)

1 mL plasma collected in an EDTA (lavender-top) tube.
Centrifuge immediately and freeze in plastic vial.

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL plasma

Specimen Stability

Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: 6 months

Methodology

Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)

Performing Laboratory

Quest Diagnostics Nichols SJC

Setup Days

Set up: Tues, Fri a.m.; Report available: 3 days after
set up

Reference Range(s)

0.1-1.8 ng/mL

Clinical Significance

Histamine is a mediator of the allergic response. Histamine release causes itching, flushing, hives, vomiting, syncope, and even shock. In addition, some patients with gastric carcinoids may exhibit high concentrations of histamine.

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