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Histamine

Lab Section:  Sendout Reference  
Lab Location:  Sendout
Reference Lab: Quest 
Test ID: LAB1033 
Methodology: Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)
Schedule: Tuesday, Friday
Reported: 1 week
Specimen Requirements:  Collection: 3.0 mL Blood in a Lavender Top Tube.
Pediatric volume: 1 mL.
Avoid taking allergy causing drugs, antihistamines, oral corticosteroids, and substances
which block H2 receptors for at least 24 hours before
collection
Transport: Frozen.
Unacceptable conditions: Hemolysis Lipemia Received room temperature Received refrigerated
Stability: Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 24 hours; Frozen: 7 days

Notes: 

Clinical Indications: 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.

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

Reference Interval:  See patient report or consult reference laboratory website.
CPT Code(s): 83088
Last Changed: 12/22/2016 01:39:08
Last Reviewed: 12/22/2016 01:39:23