Histamine test results are processed using our UK Laboratory.
Histamine is a chemical best known for its role in triggering an allergic reaction. During this type of reaction, the source of histamine released is from cells known as mast cells.
Histamine intolerance (HIT) is also mediated by histamine but is caused by an inability of the body to metabolise histamine efficiently. With HIT, the source of histamine is from food which is either high in histamine or capable of liberating histamine in the body.
Symptoms of a histamine intolerance can include:
Results are normally available in 7-10 working days after receipt of the sample at our lab. You will receive an email and SMS once your test results are ready to be downloaded from your secure account area, where you can also simply track and manage all your health test results at any time.
We can test for a range of different allergies and health markers, using one of our home-testing kits. In this kit, you'll be able to test:
Indicators of histamine intolerance
Get ready to give your sample. Remove the collection card and soak your hands in warm water for two minutes - then dry thoroughly. Prepare the plaster and have a clean tissue ready.
Clean your ring finger and take out the lancets. Press down and massage your finger to create a large drop of blood. Then just fill the collection card as shown in the instructions.
Put your sample in the prepaid envelope provided and pop it in the post. No you can sit back and relax - we'll let you know when your results are ready.