Histamine Intolerance Blood Test

Plasma


Test Code: 144600
Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

Histamine Intolerance Blood Test

The Histamine Intolerance test measures Histamine levels in the blood.  Histamine is a substance which is usually produced by the body as part of an anaphylactic or allergic reaction.  Increased Histamine production typically causes symptoms such as itching, hives or blisters, reddened or flushed skin, lightheadedness, swelling around the face, narrowing air passages and lowered blood pressure.  Histamine levels can also be raised by conditions such as Mastocytosis, a disorder which affects various organs and may cause similar initial symptoms to an allergic reaction without any obvious trigger.  Other factors such as eating histamine rich foods and being deficient in minerals such as magnesium can also contribute to elevated histamine levels.

Histamine testing is usually done when someone experiences recurrent allergy symptoms to help determine the cause for their reaction.  It usually most helpful to test histamine levels shortly after symptoms begin to develop.  The results of this test can help a person work with their doctor to determine a diagnosis.

Turnaround for the Histamine Intolerance test is typically 2-5 business days.

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

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Histamine Intolerance Blood Test

Plasma


Test Code: 36586
Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

Histamine Intolerance Blood Test

The Histamine Intolerance test measures Histamine levels in the blood.  Histamine is a substance which is usually produced by the body as part of an anaphylactic or allergic reaction.  Increased Histamine production typically causes symptoms such as itching, hives or blisters, reddened or flushed skin, lightheadedness, swelling around the face, narrowing air passages and lowered blood pressure.  Histamine levels can also be raised by conditions such as Mastocytosis, a disorder which affects various organs and may cause similar initial symptoms to an allergic reaction without any obvious trigger.  Other factors such as eating histamine rich foods and being deficient in minerals such as magnesium can also contribute to elevated histamine levels.

Histamine testing is usually done when someone experiences recurrent allergy symptoms to help determine the cause for their reaction.  It usually most helpful to test histamine levels shortly after symptoms begin to develop.  The results of this test can help a person work with their doctor to determine a diagnosis.

Turnaround for the Histamine Intolerance test is typically 2-5 business days.

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Requirements:

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

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