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 Category

Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

83088

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