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Histamine Determination, Whole Blood

CPT: 83088
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  • Whole Blood Histamine

Special Instructions

This is not the Leukocyte Histamine Release Test (LHRT).

Expected Turnaround Time

2 - 4 days

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Specimen Requirements


Whole blood, frozen


2 mL

Minimum Volume

1 mL (Note: This volume does not allow for repeat testing.)


Green-top (heparin) tube required. (Do not use EDTA.)


Transfer the unseparated specimen to a plastic transport tube before freezing. To avoid delays in turnaround time when requesting multiple tests on frozen samples, please submit separate frozen specimens for each test requested.

Storage Instructions


Stability Requirements



Room temperature



14 days

Freeze/thaw cycles

Stable x3

Causes for Rejection

Specimen not received frozen; improper labeling

Test Details


Measure histamine that was released in vivo prior to collection of the specimen; evaluate possible systemic mastocytosis


Results for this test are for research purposes only by the assay's manufacturer. The performance characteristics of this product have not been established. Results should not be used as a diagnostic procedure without confirmation of the diagnosis by another medically established diagnostic product or procedure.


Enzyme immunoassay (EIA)


Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
081315 Histamine Determination, Blood 2415-8 081746 Histamine Determination, Blood ng/mL 2415-8

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