Histamine, Urine HISTU

Method(s) Quantitative Enzyme Immunoassay
Specimen Required
Collect Random or 24-hour urine. Refrigerate during collection. Urine must be collected in a plastic container.
Transport

4 mL aliquot from a well-mixed random or 24-hour collection, frozen. (Min: 1 mL)

Stability

Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 24 hours; Frozen: 6 months

Unacceptable Conditions Ambient specimens.
Schedule Tue, Sat
Billing Code 5010441
CPTCode 83088
Notes CRITICAL FROZEN. Separate samples must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered. Freeze immediately. Samples preserved with HCl are acceptable for this test if frozen immediately. Record total volume and collection time interval on transport tube and test request form.
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval

Histamine, Urine - ratio to CRT: 0 - 450 nmol/g crt

Histamine, Urine, Excretion - 24 h: 0 - 60 µg/day

No Appointment Necessary
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