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 Category

Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

83088

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0070036 Histamine, Plasma 34316-0
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Aliases
  • plasma histamine
Histamine, Plasma