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Urine Histamine

Laboratory:
Referred Test
Specimen types:
24 hour Urine
Container types:
24-hour urine - ACID bottle24-hour urine - ACID bottle
Collection Instructions:
Refrigerate, send to lab upon completion

Patients are required to be on a histamine-free diet 24 hours prior to and during the collection period.

Avoid the following:

Fruit:Bananas,plum,grapes,kiwifruit,avacado,cherries,blueberries,rasberries,strawberries,blackberries,blackcurrants,oranges,guava,mango,passionfruit,dried fruit, fresh and canned pineapple. 

Jams: All except apricot.

Vegetables: Tomatoes,mushrooms,spinach,broccoli,brussel sprouts,cauliflower, eggplant,broadbeans,pickeld vegetables eg;saueraut.

Nuts & Seeds: All including peanut butter and tahini

Dairy: All cheeses and cheese spreads, yoghurt flavoured with nuts,muesli containing nuts or above fruits,chocolate yogo,banana strawberry and chocolate flavoured milk,fruit smoothies.

Fish & Seafood: All including canned,fried and salted fish and seafood.

Processed Meats: All including devon,salami,sausages,ham,chicken loaf,turkey loaf.

Drinks: All wine and beer (all fermented beverages),Juices of all fruit listed above.

Condiments: All chutneys and also malted or coloured vinegar,mayonnaise and tartare sauce.

Fermented Foods: Yeast extracts eg: Marmite,Vegemite,fish sauce,fish paste, meat gravy.soy sauce.

 

Patient Collection Instructions

 

Reference Interval:

Histamine 0.0-0.8 umol/24 hr

1-Methyl Histamine 0.0-1.5 umol/24 hr

Laboratory Use Only

SPECIMEN COLLECTION MODULE (SCM) FAQs - CLICK HERE

 

CLICK HERE for a consent form to perform tests not covered by Medicare

TURN AROUND TIMES - When will my result be available?

CLICK HERE for Minimum Labelling Requirements

CLICK HERE for a printable Pathology request form

CLICK HERE for a Log sheet for recording Pathology results

"THE ART OF CCCCOLLECTION"

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE PREFERRED ORDER OF DRAW