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26049 Histamine, 24 Hour Urine (FH24U)

Histamine, 24 Hour Urine (FH24U)
Test Code: FH24USO
Synonyms/Keywords

Histamine​

Specimen Requirements
Fasting Required Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
​No ​Urine ​24 Hour Urine with 10 mL 6N HCL ​24 Hour Urine without preservative ​4 mL ​2 mL
Collection Processing Instructions

Avoid taking allergy causing drugs, antihistamines, oral corticosteroids, and substances which block H2 receptors for at least 24 hours prior to specimen collection. Avoid direct sunlight during the collection.

1. Collect urine for 24 hours, either with 10 mL 6N HCL preservative (preferred), or with no preservative.

2. Avoid direct sunlight during the 24 Hour collection.

3. Send specimen refrigerated in the plastic, 10-mL urine tube

4. Collection volume and duration are required

Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
​Urine ​ ​ ​Refrigerate (preferred) ​14 days
​Frozen ​14 days
​Room Temperature ​48 hours
Rejection Criteria
​Random Urine
Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
​Mayo Clinic Laboratories who forwards to Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute ​Tuesday, Friday ​1-9 days ​Immunoassay (IA)
Reference Lab
Test Information

​This test was performed using a kit that has not been approved or cleared by the FDA. The analytical performance characteristics of this test have been determined by Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute, San Juan Capistrano. This test should not be used for diagnosis without confirmation by other medically established means.

 

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.

Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
​Mayo Clinic Laboratories who forwards to Quest Diagnostics Histamine, 24-hour Urine: 0.006 – 0.131 mg/24 h
 
Creatinine, 24-Hour Urine
Age (Years)               g/24 hours
    3-8                        0.11 - 0.68
    9-12                      0.17 - 1.41
   13-17                     0.29 - 1.87
 Adults                      0.63 - 2.50
Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
​83088 ​1
Classification
​This test was performed using a kit that has not been approved or cleared by the FDA. The analytical performance characteristics of this test have been determined by Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute, San Juan Capistrano. This test should not be used for diagnosis without confirmation by other medically established means.
Synonyms/Keywords

Histamine​

Ordering Applications
Ordering Application Description
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Specimen Requirements
Fasting Required Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
​No ​Urine ​24 Hour Urine with 10 mL 6N HCL ​24 Hour Urine without preservative ​4 mL ​2 mL
Collection Processing

Avoid taking allergy causing drugs, antihistamines, oral corticosteroids, and substances which block H2 receptors for at least 24 hours prior to specimen collection. Avoid direct sunlight during the collection.

1. Collect urine for 24 hours, either with 10 mL 6N HCL preservative (preferred), or with no preservative.

2. Avoid direct sunlight during the 24 Hour collection.

3. Send specimen refrigerated in the plastic, 10-mL urine tube

4. Collection volume and duration are required

Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
​Urine ​ ​ ​Refrigerate (preferred) ​14 days
​Frozen ​14 days
​Room Temperature ​48 hours
Rejection Criteria
​Random Urine
Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
​Mayo Clinic Laboratories who forwards to Quest Diagnostics Histamine, 24-hour Urine: 0.006 – 0.131 mg/24 h
 
Creatinine, 24-Hour Urine
Age (Years)               g/24 hours
    3-8                        0.11 - 0.68
    9-12                      0.17 - 1.41
   13-17                     0.29 - 1.87
 Adults                      0.63 - 2.50
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Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
​Mayo Clinic Laboratories who forwards to Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute ​Tuesday, Friday ​1-9 days ​Immunoassay (IA)
Reference Lab
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Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
​83088 ​1
Classification
​This test was performed using a kit that has not been approved or cleared by the FDA. The analytical performance characteristics of this test have been determined by Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute, San Juan Capistrano. This test should not be used for diagnosis without confirmation by other medically established means.
For most current information refer to the Marshfield Laboratory online reference manual.