Histamine, Plasma

The Histamine, Plasma test contains 1 test with 1 biomarker.

Clinical Significance

Histamine is a mediator of the allergic response. Histamine release causes itching, flushing, hives, vomiting, syncope, and even shock. In addition, some patients with gastric carcinoids may exhibit high concentrations of histamine.

Patient Preparation 

Avoid taking allergy causing drugs, antihistamines, oral corticosteroids and substances which block H2 receptors 24 hours prior to collection.

 

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Also known as: Histamine Plasma

Histamine, Plasma