About Histamine (blood)
What is histamine?
Histamines are produced by the body’s immune system often in response to an allergen. They are made by mast cells which are found in the skin, the lining of the lungs, intestines and air passages. The release of histamine causes local swelling, redness and itching. Low levels of histamine are found in the blood of healthy people.
However, the levels may increase in severe allergic reactions or in mastocytosis. Mastocytosis is a condition in which too many mast cells are made. The mast cells then accumulate in the skin (cutaneous mastocytosis) or internal organs (systemic mastocytosis).
Why take the test?
This test measures the level of histamine in the blood and can be used to help diagnose a severe allergic reaction or mastocytosis.
How it works
Order your kit
Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to you door. Your kit contains everything you need for the test.
Take your test and post
Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse.
Get results directly to your dashboard
You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.
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