Histamine Blood Test, from our experts to you.
Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP

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What is
histamine?

Histamine plays a crucial role in the immune response. High histamine levels are seen in allergic disorders and mast cell disorders.


What are
mast cells?

Histamine is released from mast cells which are immune cells present mainly in the skin, the lining of the intestine, air passages, and bone marrow. Mast cells are crucial in the body's normal injury and allergic reaction responses.


What does
histamine trigger?

The release of histamine is responsible for several symptoms associated with an allergic reaction, including itching, streamy eyes, a runny nose, and a rash.


What's included?

Allergy
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Histamine - plasma Histamine plays a crucial role in the immune response and high levels are seen in allergic disorders and mast cell disorders. Histamine is released from mast cells which are immune cells present mainly in the skin, lining of the intestine and air passages as well as the bone marrow. Mast cells are crucial in the body's normal injury response as well as allergic reactions. The release of histamine is responsible for a number of symptoms associated with an allergic reaction.

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