Test directory: Histamine, Plasma

Ordering Code4966
Test NameHistamine, Plasma
Preferred SpecimenPlasma
Preferred ContainerEDTA, K2 (Lavender)
Other Specimen/ContainerNone
Optimum Volume1 mL
Collection InstructionsPatient should avoid taking allergy causing drugs, antihistamines, oral corticosteroids, and substances which block H2 receptors 24 hours prior to collection.
Handling InstructionsCentrifuge & aliquot specimen immediately.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Frozen
Airline: Frozen
Specimen StabilityAmbient: 24 Hours
Refrigerated: 24 Hours
Frozen: 7 Days
Rejection CriteriaHemolyzed
Avail. StatNO
Analytic TimeUp to 10 Days
MethodologyEnzyme Immunoassay
Reference Lab Quest Diagnostic Lab-NI

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
Histamine, PlasmaALLSee report.