Ordering Recommendation

Aid in evaluation of patient with allergic signs and symptoms, such as anaphylaxis. May assist when diagnosing and monitoring mast-cell activation disorders or when evaluating histamine production over a longer time frame.

Mnemonic
HIST-U
Methodology

Quantitative Enzyme Immunoassay

Performed

Tue, Sat

Reported

1-6 days

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

Random or 24-hour urine in a plastic container. Refrigerate during collection.

Specimen Preparation

Transfer a 4 mL aliquot from a well-mixed random or 24-hour collection to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube and freeze immediately. (Min: 1 mL) Record total volume and collection time interval on transport tube and test request form.

Storage/Transport Temperature

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

Unacceptable Conditions
Remarks
Stability

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

Reference Interval

Effective February 21, 2012

Components Reference Interval
Histamine, Urine - ratio to CRT 0-450 nmol/g crt
Histamine, Urine, Excretion - 24h 0-60 µg/day

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

If 24-hour urine is submitted, the excretion will be calculated. If random urine is submitted, the result will be reported as Not applicable.

Hotline History
N/A
Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0020207 Creatinine, Urine - per volume 2161-8
0070039 Histamine, Urine - per volume 33290-8
0070041 Histamine, Urine - ratio to CRT 25925-9
0097110 Total Volume 19153-6
0097111 Hours Collected 30211-7
2005776 Histamine, Urine, Excretion - 24 h 9410-2
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Aliases
  • urine histamine
Histamine, Urine