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How can I test my histamine?

Question from Inge: I wanted to know how a histamine blood test is done, if you want to know if you have a histamine problem is blood alone enough? Or only stool or both?

Answer:
Dear Inge, this test looks at whether you have too much or too little histamine in your stool:


https://bloodtesting.nl/histamine-intolerantie-uit-ont.../

For this test you don't have to go and get blood, you just fill, according to the instructions, a tube with stool.

This test checks whether you produce antibodies against histamine DAO. For this you will receive a referral for the nearest post office in your area to fill the tubes you will receive from us by mail:

https://bloodtesting.nl/dao-diamino-oxidase-histamine-i...

1. Histamine test from stool measures if there is Histamine intolerance

2. The DAO blood test measures whether the histamine intolerance is caused by DAO

So the advice is to do the stool test first to see if there is a histamine intolerance, and then the DAO blood test to find out the cause.

Please note that when using antihistamines (drugs to suppress allergic reactions), the test will not work.

If you are on anti-histamines the histamine test can be false negative, only then it is not actually false negative, but histamine formation is inhibited and therefore the value is lower than without medication.
It is also important to realize that histamine -like other biogenic amines- are released in the gastrointestinal tract, but also elsewhere in the body. For example, if you have suffered an insect bite, a lot of histamine will be released locally, but you will not measure anything in the stool. Also, DAO will be low, because it takes care -primarily- of the breakdown of histamine in the gastrointestinal tract.
However, the histamine in the urine will then become higher, as will the breakdown product methylhistamine. The enzyme Methyltransferrase is responsible for this breakdown and not DAO.
Therefore, when histamine symptoms occur, it is advisable to measure histamine in the feces as well as methylhistamine in the urine and possibly DAO in the blood.

Decreased histamine breakdown due to decreased DAO activity, results in you making too much histamine, which can lead to various symptoms similar to an allergic reaction. The intake of histamine-rich foods, alcohol and medications that release histamine or block DAO can lead to;
* diarrhea,
* headache,
* runny nose,
*blush,
* skin problems,
* respiratory problems (asthma),
* cardiac arrhythmias,
* low blood pressure and even anaphylactic shock.
Symptoms can be reduced by a histamine-free diet and the use of antihistamines.

Ria Buissink
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Ria Buissink

at 12 Jan 2021

Can I have a histamine test done at the doctor's?

Blood test
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Blood test

at 13 Jan 2021

I don't know, I'm very curious about your experiences

R
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R

at 12 Nov 2021

I've been muddling along with this for at least 15 years now, and got more and more items on the list. It started with smoked sausage, old cheese and cashew nuts. I went to the doctor regularly and he pointed out all sorts of things like lactose intolerance, lack of fibre, obesity etc etc. After doing some research myself, I came up with histamine intolerance or perhaps PDS, but the doctor didn't want to know anything about it, it didn't exist. Now I happen to have developed diabetes and my dietician brought me back to histamine. So my advice is to find an allergy dietician, they are starting to recognise the problems more and more. Hopefully the recognition will get more ground through that way.

Bvandermeer
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Bvandermeer

at 04 Jan 2022

What steps should I take I've been busy for years with my doctor and certe push have also no alternative where could I do a test and where possible available

Blood test
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Blood test

at 04 Jan 2022

In the text above you will find the tests. These can be ordered through the website of Bloedwaardentest.nl.

Inge
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Inge

Retrieved from 13 Mar 2021

My experience is that they don't, they refer to 'the alternative circuit'.

Jo
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Jo

at 14 May 2021

True, don't believe in it.

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