Histamine is a biologically active amine which is involved in immune responses, the regulation of the gut and acts as a neurotransmitter. Imbalances of histamine have been implicated in allergies, schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, behavioural disorders and autism.
Histamine is most well-known for its involvement in allergic reactions, however it also acts as a neurotransmitter like serotonin and dopamine. Histamine is involved in the wake-sleep cycle and is required for arousal, alertness, learning and memory. It also regulates appetite, other neurotransmitters and the perception of pain.
Histamine imbalances, both low and high are known to be involved in mental health issues. Histamine is required for arousal and helps regulate some stress hormones. Patients with low histamine levels have been described as having depression, poor motivation, anxiety and issues with self-mutilation. High histamine levels have been observed in patients suffering from schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorders, anorexia, bulimia, autism and depression. High histamine level may run in families and these patients are more likely to have allergies, headaches, obsessions, phobias and be more sensitive to pain; symptoms consistent with histamine’s role in the body.
EIA (Enzyme immunoassay)
- Mental and Emotional Health
- Nutritional and Dietary Symptoms
- High pain threshold
- Other Health Conditions
- Low libido & difficult orgasm
Notice To Patients
NutriPATH practices in the usual practitioner-referral system for pathology laboratories. Patients are highly recommended to seek the supervision and guidance of a qualified healthcare practitioner for the interpretation of any lab results and associated information. NutriPATH can offer assistance in locating a suitable practitioner.
How it works
Your referring practitioner will place this order via their online portal.
A test kit will be dispatched to you and you can conveniently collect your sample in the comfort of your home.
Return samples for analysis via the provided courier packaging.
Our highly skilled and qualified team have created a service where patients can easily gain access to a wide range of pathology testing options.
As a leader in the industry, practitioners are able to trust in our ability to provide them with the technology they need to adequately test their clients and patients.