Ordering Recommendation

Aid in evaluation of patient with allergic signs and symptoms, such as anaphylaxis; may assist in diagnosing and monitoring of mast-cell activation disorders.

Mnemonic
HIST-P
Methodology

Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay

Performed

Tue, Sat

Reported

1-6 days

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Lavender (EDTA) or pink (K2EDTA). Collect in a pre-chilled tube and on ice.

Specimen Preparation

Centrifuge refrigerated and separate upper two-thirds of plasma within 20 minutes. Transfer 1 mL plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube and freeze immediately. (Min: 0.5 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature

CRITICAL FROZEN. Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.

Unacceptable Conditions

Lipemic or hemolyzed specimens.

Remarks
Stability

After separation from cells: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 6 hours; Frozen: 6 months

Reference Interval

Effective June 13, 2011

0-8 nmol/L

Interpretive Data



Compliance Statement D: For laboratory tests using a manufactured RUO kit. This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U. S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.

Note
Hotline History
N/A
Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0070036 Histamine, Plasma 34316-0
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Aliases
  • plasma histamine
Histamine, Plasma