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-WB
Methodology

Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay

Performed

Mon, Thu

Reported

1-5 days

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

Green (sodium or lithium heparin).

Specimen Preparation

Transfer 1 mL well-mixed whole blood to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube and freeze. (Min: 0.5 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature

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

Unacceptable Conditions
Remarks
Stability

Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 6 months

Reference Interval

Effective May 16, 2011

180-1800 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
0070037 Histamine, Whole Blood 46436-2
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Aliases
  • Histamine WB
  • whole blood histamine
Histamine, Whole Blood