Histamine (Urine)


Test Information

Test Name

Histamine (Urine)

Synonyms

Methylhistamine; Histamine Metabolies

Preferred Specimen

24 Hour urine (Acid)

Testing Location

Referral

Turn Around Time

8 weeks


Collection Information

Patient Instructions

Availability

This test requires prior approval of a Chemical pathologist. Sample will be tested at the Children Hospital, Westmead, Sydney

Preparation

  • Patients should be on a histamine-free diet for 24hours prior to and also for 24 hours during urine collection
  • Collection of random or spot urine collections is not recommended

Processing Information

Registration Code

UHIS

Notes

  • The measurement of urine histamine and its metabolite 1-methy histamine is of diagnostic value in the diagnosis of systemic mastocytosis, diffuse cutaneous mastocytosis , and basophilic leukaemia.

  • Measurement of the urinary creatinine on 24 hour urine samples is unnecessary.

  • Blood Histamine is not available in New Zealand.


Methodology

Interpretations

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Contact Information

laura.yau@pathlab.co.nz

External Referral Information

Referral Location

LabPlus (via WHL)

Send Away Notes

Include 24 hour urine volume measurement details

Send Away Volume

30 mL urine

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