Test Overview
Test Methodology

Enzyme Immunoassay (monoclonal-based competitive binding EIA) after chemical derivatization by acylation.

Test Usage

Histamine measurements are often useful in evaluating patients with suspected anaphylaxis, mastocystosis, gastrointestingal disease, reactions to radiocontrast media, and drug induced anaphlactoid reactions. Additional information may also be obtained by measuring the concentration of tryptase, a mast cell enzyme. Unlike histamine, tryptase is not found in basophils.

Reference Range *

<1.0 ng/mL

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
Analytic Time

2 days

Soft Order Code
VHIST
Synonyms
  • PLH
  • HISTAMINE, PLASMA
Laboratory
Sendout
Reference Laboratory
Viracor Eurofins 1136
Section
Special Testing
Specimen Requirements
Collection

Collect specimen in a lavender top tube. Immediately place on ice. Centrifuge, aliquot plasma into a plastic vial within 20 minutes of collection and freeze.

Normal Volume
1 mL EDTA plasma
Minimum Volume
0.5 mL EDTA plasma
Additional Information

Test sent to Viracor Eurofins.

Billing
CPT Code
83088
Fee Code
36115
LOINC
2416-6
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